The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC says it is gathering data on Nigerians accused of money laundering and cybercrime offences in the United States.
The commission’s Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement in Abuja, quoted the chairman Ibrahim Magu as saying this at an event in Ibadan.
Magu who was represented by EFCC Head of Ibadan Zonal office, Friday Ebelo at the event, said that the eight suspects, most of whom are Nigerians, were allegedly involved in the crimes investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI in the United States.
The EFCC Boss said that in the course of the year, the Ibadan zonal office arrested two hundred and sixty three suspects for cybercrimes out of which one hundred and eleven have been convicted.
He explained that apart from landed properties, vehicles, laptops and other valuables forfeited on the order of court, huge sums of money in local and foreign currencies traced to internet fraud were also recovered.