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Nigerian Arrested By The FBI, Jerry Ikogho Came From Decent Family – Keyamo Vows To Stand By Friend

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Nigerian Arrested By The FBI, Jerry Ikogho Came From Decent Family – Keyamo Vows To Stand By Friend

Minister of State for Niger Delta affairs Festus Keyamo, has confirmed that he is friends with Jerry Ikogho (pictured wearing glasses), one of the cyber fraud suspects apprehended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

A picture of Keyamo and Ikogho has been trending online, sparking different reactions.

Ikhogo is number three on the 77-man list of Nigerian fraud suspects released by the FBI on Thursday.

Keyomo confirmed to TheCable that he and Ikogho were born in Ughelli, Delta state, and grew up as childhood friends.

According to him, the picture was taken in 2011 at the burial of the father of one of the two other men who appeared in the picture.

The senior advocate said the suspect is from “a decent home”, adding that he hoped that the American authorities got their facts right.

He explained that Ikoago left Nigeria for the United States about a decade ago.

“He is my childhood friend. We were born in the same town (Ughelli). We attended same church from birth. His parents and mine, best of friends, till tomorrow. His siblings and mine too. Only left for the US about 10-12 years ago,” Keyamo said.

“Can’t deny him. It’s a family relationship from birth. He’s from a decent family. Hope they got their facts right. The wife has sent the charge to me.

“The authorities clearly stated that he may not have known of the fraudulent schemes, but he helped one or two of them to transfer funds illegally for a fee. And he didn’t declare excess money at the airport. Wish him well.

“In fact, that picture is even at the burial of the father of the guy on the far right about 8 years ago. The guy is in the same childhood group like all of us. Likewise the guy on the far left, a lawyer, who died at the National Hospital here in Abuja about 5 years ago.”



  1. Hint ng

    August 26, 2019 at 2:54 AM

    Welcome back Ng where have u been. Pls stay here with us.

    • Francesca Adjoa

      August 26, 2019 at 5:44 AM

      Was thinking of same. Always nice to see something new

  2. Mon

    August 26, 2019 at 9:12 AM

    The real fraudsters are in government..

    • Mamajj17

      August 27, 2019 at 7:22 AM

      What has Family Background got to do with Fraud, let him face the JUDGEMENT, leave Case for the USA, just get him a Lawyer!

  3. Ace

    August 26, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    I wish you luck Keyamo! U think FBI don’t have their facts before they swung into action!
    They would have been monitoring before they arrested them.
    It’s a shame, kids from well to do home, are more open to frivolous ideas..

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