The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Festus Keyamo, has spoken about his relationship with Jerry Ikogho (pictured wearing glasses), one of the cyber fraud suspects apprehended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) confirmed that the online fraudster used to be one of his friends before he travelled out of the country.
Shortly after FBI released a short video of how Ikogho was arrested, a photo where Keyamo and the suspect posed for a shot started trending on the social media.
On the FBI fraud list, Ikhogo is number three.
According to TheCable, Keyamo confirmed stated that he and Ikogho were born in Ughelli, Delta state, and grew up as childhood friends.
The lawyer stated that the photo that has gone viral on social media was taken in 2011 at the burial of the father of one of the two other men who appeared in the picture.
I 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,” TheCable quoted him as saying.
Recalled that the FBI fraud list released on Thursday was dominated by Nigerians, most of them were declared wanted.
Meanwhile, Revolutionary Jackson Ude says…
Beware of who you call your friends, folks you don’t know their source of income and do not take pictures with people you are not too sure of. Jerry Elo Ikogho, one of the FBI indicted fraudsters, is Festus Keyamo’s friend.
* Am sure Oga Keyamo would have something to tell us!
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