The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two nightclub owners, Boniface Odenigbo Amandianeze and Olasunmbo Olawale Winfunke, for alleged internet fraud and money laundering.
Amandianeze and Winfunke are said to own Buzz Bar, a nightclub on Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The suspects were arrested at No 2A and 2B Oniru Estate, Lagos, by operatives of the EFCC’s Lagos Zonal Office.
A team of EFCC operatives had picked up both men on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Oniru Estate in Lagos where they both live. The operatives, who came prepared in the event of any resistance, also raided the duo’s garages and removed some of their luxurious automobiles.
These cars include a white Bentley Bentagya, two white Lexus 570 Sport Utility Vehicles, two black and white S Class Mercedes Benz saloon cars, a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, etc.
Armani and Sunbo, who are best of friends, are fingered in a $35 million dollar fraud and it is alleged that one of their partners in the United States gave them out to the FBI. Unknown to them, they had been under surveillance for a while, with EFCC operatives documenting their lavish lifestyle which they flaunted on social media.
The agency, in a statement, said their arrest followed “credible intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged involvement in romance scam, business email compromise, benefit scam, credit card fraud and money laundering.
“Upon their arrest, four exotic cars, mobile devices, laptop computers, jewellery and wristwatches worth hundreds of millions were recovered from them.
“Further investigations have also established nexus with other associates who are suspected to be into computer-related fraud.”
The agency said they would soon be charged to court.