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EFCC Arraigns Abia Big Boy, Jeff Sikora For $8.5M U.S Bank Scam

EFCC zonal office in Port Harcourt has just confirmed the arraignment of  Abia Big Boy, Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna (a.k.a Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha) on the basis of internet fraud and cyber related crime.

Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna, who is popularly known as Jeff Sikora or sometimes also called Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha, paraded himself as a self-styled President/ Chief Executive Officer of United States-based Prime Trust Credit Union Bank.

 Back in February this year he went live on Facebook to boast that he has been released by EFCC after hours of parading him as being involved in a Business Email Compromise and Identity fraud.

However on 30th June, 2020 he was arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the Presence of Justice A.T Mohammed, on an eight count charge on the basis of conspiracy, forgery, impersonation, possession of proceeds and getting money through false pretense worth up to $8,502,000.00.

According to the commission his offence violates Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.

Mr Onwuzuruike Ikenna Kingsley had pleaded not guilty to all this charges which lead to the prosecution counsel, M.T Iko to request for a court adjournment while the defense counsel R. E. Wangoho informed the court that there is a pending application for the bail of the defendant.

The prosecution counsel, Iko however rejected the application for bail on the basis that he was only given the application in the morning of the same day and therefore needs to study it and respond to it.

Justice Mohammed ended up adjourning the case till 3rd July, 2020 and that the defendant will remain in the custody of the EFCC till then.

Mr. Kingsley was earlier arrested on 26th January, 2020 by the EFCC at his residence on Uzuakoli Road, Umuahia, Abia state.

According to reports Ikenna is specialized on Business Email Compromise and Identity fraud. Some of his victims include a major United States Bank.

Some of the properties on his name includes a petrol station, a mansion and 9 units of 3 bedroom apartments, all located in Umuahia and a Palatial Bungalow in his Village.

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