Interpol declares 24 year-old Nigerian woman wanted over ₦5.3 billion scam
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Interpol declares 24 year-old Nigerian woman wanted over ₦5.3 billion scam


Nigerian businesswoman Munachim Onyia has been declared wanted by the Interpol section of the Nigerian Police Force, following her involvement in what we learnt was up to N5.3 billion investment fraud.

According to Peoples Gazette, before going at large, Ms Onyia had been running MECO Enterprises, a sole proprietorship she registered in September 2018, according to companies registration filings. She also ran IBC Africa, an investment firm, and the eponymous Muna Investment, a Ponzi scheme through which she allegedly swindled unsuspecting investors.

A warrant of arrest issued for Ms Onyia by the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court and seen by The Gazette said she is wanted for obtaining money under false pretence and pretending to be a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria

The Lagos State Police Command also arrested Silas Babatunde, a marketing executive who was with bank at the time of the fraud. The police are looking into whether or not Mr Babatunde acted alone or with the knowledge and approval of his superiors at the bank.

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