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Nigeria has arrested one of the most wanted suspected fraudsters on the list of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the country’s anti-graft body said Friday.

The 36-year-old Oyediran Joseph was captured in Ilorin, capital of central state of Kwara for alleged 60 million naira (about 165,000 U.S. dollars) fraud, said Isyaka Sharu, zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The FBI in collaboration with the EFCC had arrested 78 Nigerians in the United States for involvement in internet fraud and cyber crime, fleecing victims of millions of dollars, Sharu said.

He said investigation revealed that the suspect arrested in Ilorin had benefited to the tune of 60 million naira from the loot through Western Union transfers, having collaborated with those arrested in the United States.

Sharu urged Nigerians to be united in the fight against fraud and corruption, saying only this could encourage foreign investment in the economy. Enditem

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