The Nigerian embassy in Washington DC has condemned the criminal act by seventy seven Nigerians for alleged fraud in the U. S.

A statement by the Embassy said the Federal Government condemned such criminal acts in all ramifications.

The Senior Counsellor/Head of Chancery, Mohammed Suleiman who signed the statement on behalf of Ambassador Sylvanus Nsofor, noted that Nigerians are generally law-abiding and hardworking people, the embassy advised against stereotyping on the basis of few bad eggs.

It said the Embassy wishes to reaffirm that Nigerians are law-abiding and hardworking people wherever they are.

The suspects were named by the U.S. Attorney for Central District of California, Nick Hanna, at a news conference on August 22nd. Hanna said the fraud cases involved suspects conniving with federal and state agents to dupe unsuspecting victims of their money