A Nigerian man identified as Otunba Cash who live a luxury and lavish lifestyle on social media has been arrested in Turkey, following a sting operation in connection with a $1.4m e-mail scam.
Otunba Cash Aneke, is the CEO of Instanbul Entertainment in Nigeria, he was arrested alongside his gang members O. Popoola, AA Oyemade, AT Fajolu and BO Balogun in Turkey.
The fraudsters are all accused of hacking international companies’ emails, learning about their business partners and then using duplicate websites to fraud them.
It was gathered that the company paid money into some accounts in Turkey, and an investigation by Turkish Cybercrime Department led to the arrest of Otunba Cash and his gang members including the Turkish ED, ZI and N.M, whose companies were used as fonts.
The investigation further revealed that Nigerians are behind the scam and in a simultaneous operation the police conducted in Istanbul on 18 October, led to the arrest of Emmanuel Aneke at a luxury hotel he was staying with gang members O. Popoola, AA Oyemade, AT Fajolu and BO Balogun .
Police source said, the Danish police warned their Turkish counterparts through Interpol back in May that a Denmark-based Turkish company’s e-mail system was breached and more than $1.4 million, as well as fake invoices, were sent to a front company in Turkey.
During police raid at their luxury hotel, Police confiscated 17 mobile phones, 15 sim cards, 3 flash memory, 4 computers, 1 memory card, $85k, €5k, 5 necklaces, 3 bracelets, 2 handcuffs, 2 rings, 1 earring, Rolex watch, numerous crime documents and a luxury car from the Nigerian fraudster.