The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, also known as Pankeeroy, a popular Instagram comedian and influencer, for alleged bitcoin fraud.
Due to depression and frustration, the comedian did admit to participating in fraudulent activity. He is well-known for impersonating a bitcoin vendor under the pretense of a platform he created and scamming people out of their hard-earned cash.
According to the report, Pankeeroy also has N22,300,000 worth of bitcoin in his name. The comedian’s belongings were also seized, including a Mercedes-Benz automobile worth millions of naira.
According to Efcc’s official report, the comedian was arrested alongside 34 others in Lagos.