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Nigerian Embassy In Washington DC Condemns Criminals Act By 77 Nigerians As FBI Publishes Earth-Shaking List

77 nigerians arrested by fbi list

Nigerian Embassy In Washington DC Condemns Criminals Act By 77 Nigerians As FBI Publishes Earth Shaking List

The Nigerian embassy in Washington DC has woken up from slumber to condemn the criminal act by 77 Nigerians, five days after the FBI published the earth-shaking list.

In a statement on Monday, the embassy said the Federal Government “condemns such criminal acts in all ramifications”.

Mr Mohammed Suleiman, the Senior Counsellor/Head of Chancery, signed the statement on behalf of the Ambassador, retired Justice Sylvanus Nsofor.

Noting that Nigerians are generally law-abiding and hardworking people, the embassy advised against stereotyping on the basis of few bad eggs.

“The Embassy wishes to reaffirm that Nigerians are generally law-abiding and hardworking people wherever they are, including in the U.S.

“We wish to reiterate her willingness to cooperate with the government of the U.S. in accordance with the laid-down universal human rights and due legal processes in the interest of our national.

“The Embassy, therefore, appeals to her citizens in the U.S. to remain calm and continue to observe the laws of the host country at all times.”

The 77 suspects were named by Mr Nick Hanna, the U.S. Attorney for Central DIstrict of California, at a news conference on Aug. 22.

Hanna said the fraud cases involved suspects conniving with federal and state agents to dupe unsuspecting victims of their money.

The announcement followed the arrest of seveal suspects by law enforcement agencies led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) across the U.S.

An update served on the arrest, revealed that 77 of the arrested suspects are Nigerians. They were accused of conspiring with federal and state agents to perpetrate the crime. At least $6 million was obtained and attempted theft of at least an additional $40 million.

Here is the full list below;
1 Valentine Iro
2 Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe
3 Jerry Elo Ikogho
4 Izuchukwu Kingsley Umejesi
5 Adegoke Moses Ogungbe
6 Chukwudi Collins Ajaeze (better known as Thank You Jesus)
7 Ekene Augustine Ekechukwu
8 Chuks Eroha
9 Collins Nnaemeka Ojima
10 Uchenna Ochiagha
11 Nnamdi Theojoseph Duru
12 Ericson Uche Oforka
13 Mark Ifeanyi Chukwuocha
14 Augustine Nnamdi
15 Chiemezie Christopher Chilaka
16 Charles Ohajimkpo
17 Stanley Ugochukwu Uche
18 Chika Augustine Odionyenma
19 Paschal Chima Ogbonna
20 Samuel Nnamdi Onwuasoanya
21 Macwilliam Chinonso Chukwuocha
22 Emmanuel Onyeka Uzoka
23 Joshua Aniefiok Awak
24 George Ugochukwu Egwumba
25 Uchechukwu Solomon Ezirim
26 Augustine Ifeanyi Okafor
27 Okay Sam Mal
28 Leslie N. Mba
29 Ogohukwu Innocent Ikewesi
30 Emmanuel Uzoma Ogandu (better known as Son of God’
31 Amarachukwu Harley Anywanu
32 Bright Ifeanyi Azubuike
33 Emeka Moses Nwachukwu
34 Donatus Izunwanne
35 Chinwendu Kenneth Osuji
36 Eusebius Ugochukwu Onyeka
37 Chidi Anunobi
38 Anthony Nwabunwanne Okolo
39 Obinna Christian Onuwa
40 Chijioke Chukwuma Isamade
41 Linus Nnamdi Madufor
42 Chrysaugonus Nnebedum
43 Ugochukwu Okereke
44 Fidel Leon Odimara
45 Kingsley Chinedu Onudorogu
46 Dessi Nzenwah
47 Chimaroke Obasi
48 James Chigozie Agube
49 Chimaobi Uzozie Okorie
50 Ogochukwu Ohiri
51 Kennedy Chibueze Ugwu
52 Ifeanyichukwu Oluwadamilare Agwuegbo
53 Victor Ifeanyi Chukwu
54 Chidi Emmanuel Megwa
55 Princewill Arinze Duru
56 Desmond Iwu
57 Onyeka Vincent Chika
58 Ifeanyi Kingsley Mezienwa
59 Victor Uchenna Aguh
60 Kevin Amarachi Eshimnu
61 Vitalis Kelechi Anozie
62 Williams Obiora Agunwa
63 George Chimezie Dike
64 Munachiso Kyrian Ukachukwu
65 Nwannebuike Osmund
66 Chidiebere Franklin Nwangwu
67 Damian Uchechukwu Ajah
68 Emeka P. Ejiofor
69 Lawrence Chukwuma Ubasineke
70 Chinedu Bright Ibeto
71 Valentine Amara

*By Harrison Arubu/New York for NAN



  1. fani

    August 27, 2019 at 5:03 AM

    76 igo boys and one bastard Yoruba man. Silly Nigerians messing up our image. e no go better for u

    • Metu Nyetu

      August 27, 2019 at 7:05 AM

      MY PERSON, THIS ONE TIRE me o! What kind of name these guys have given us!! An up-side-down kudos to them. The U.S. govt found them guilty of connivance with some federal and state agents to dupe unsuspecting people. I care less if U.S. hid the identities of those government officials—which are obviously her citizens—from the rest of the world, and placed Nigeria in the full glare or sunshine. My whole load of care is about the fact that it is my kinsmen that compromised those government officials. It is very sad!!! And I wonder why the Nigerian embassy had to wait five whole days to respond to this image blighting. Or should that follow another due process as well? We always wake up long after the rest of the serious world had gone far.

      • Mpho

        August 27, 2019 at 9:19 PM

        Undigbo igbokwenu igbo every were south Africa Indian Cambodian China igbo igbo igbo. Igbo please change dis disgrace is too much is affecting d remain tribe we are shy now in abroad to say we are Nigerian

  2. Joe

    August 27, 2019 at 8:03 AM

    Hmmm igbo guys want spoil Nigerians in the USA ooo…

  3. Jullysweet

    August 27, 2019 at 8:59 AM

    Yhu’ve said well @metu…But how sure are we these names (people) truly exists..because they were nt paraded…tarnishing the image of an igbo man..still yet we excel…

  4. uzoma

    August 27, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    It is good that their names and pictures are published. This is enough to bring shame and disgrace to their families and loved ones back home and anywhere they may be. There are thousands of honest hardworking Nigerians here in the U.S. In most cases it is their people back home in Nigeria that pushed them into this by comparing them with other people and asking “look at your mates what they are doing, are you not in the same America with them”? bastard idiots. I wish the penalty for this sort of thing is death penalty or life in prison. Some people will blame it on the economic condition in Nigeria, what of those of us who are making an honest living? These bastardized idiots should be grateful that America gave them the opportunity to come here to live the American dream but instead the thank you to America is fraudulently scamming their citizens. It is not only Nigerians that are committing fraud in America; India and China are the highest but they will not be exposed. Why? because their governments back in their countries frown at corruption and met out stiff penalties to offenders. In fact, China executes corrupt officials. Nigeria, it is our government officials from the local government chairman to assembly members, senators to commissioners both state and federal, governors that are the worst offenders. All party chairmen are corrupt. It is a shame.

  5. Kenny

    August 27, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Am just tired of this so called Nigerians scamming and drug of a thing. Here in South Africa, whenever Nigeria is mentioned the only thought that comes to people mind is drug. Am seriously tired of these Nigerians tarnishing our image all over the world, I wish our government can do something about it. May God have mercy on us all.

  6. mulikat

    August 29, 2019 at 8:10 AM

    just look at their names omo ibo, only 1 yoruba name amoung, them, and that one move and make friends with them, when he see hwo they make quick money, he join them. if not nr 1 tribe that give naija bad names are ibo, nr.2 the edo ,the rest tribe are not into bad trade, just few 1%, ibo 95% and edo 50%

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