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Queen Jonathan: EFCC arrests suspected bitcoin fraudsters in Delta [ARTICLE]

The agency said in a statement on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 that Queen Jonathan was arrested by his activists in Oghara, Delta State.

The 24-year-old has been accused of engaging in a bitcoin scam to defraud unsuspecting victims.

She allegedly used Instagram to portray herself as Sophia Rodriguez, an expert on bitcoin.

“One of the items she recovered was an Infinix Hot 8 cell phone,” said EFCC.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) last month ordered deposit money banks and other financial institutions to close accounts of people who use their systems to trade cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin.

Apex Bank claimed that the anonymity granted to traders through blockchain technology gave criminals a chance to operate in the country.

The EFCC did not disclose whether Jonathan had successfully defrauded anyone, but the agency said it had made a “useful statement”.

The suspect will be charged in court once the investigation is completed, according to the anti-graft agency.

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