28-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN NATIONAL WANTED FOR ONLINE FRAUD WORTH R192 MILLION1 min read
Interpol South Africa has arrested James Junior Aliyu(28) Nigerian national on Wednesday,29 June 2022, who is believed to be part of a cybercrime ring involved in phishing, internet scams and money laundering at an upmarket estate in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The cybercrime suspect who has been conducting his criminal activities from South Africa is accused of swindling dozens of US citizens millions in USD through email and text messages.
National police spokesperson Athlenda Mathe says authorities in the USA, where the investigation originated and where most of his alleged victims are based, have applied for his extradition.
James is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on 05 July 2022.