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Two Suspects Arrested over Germany PPE Fraud – Nigerian Police

Authorities have announced the arrest of two male suspects in Nigeria’s Capital City, Abuja aged 41 and 50, who falsely presented themselves as members of a Dutch Company to defraud Freiherr Fredrick Von Hahn, a representative of the German State of North Rhine- Westphalia.

The suspects who were members of a ‘Sophisticated Transactional Criminal Network’ were said to have cloned the corporate website of the company, ILBN Holdings BV before carrying out the fraudulent transaction of about €1.5 million for the supply of PPE.

An investigation by Dutch Police in collaboration with the Cybercrime Unit of the Nigeria Police Force and Interpol in Nigeria’s capital city led to their arrest. Other ‘cohorts’ of the suspects were also detained in the Netherlands

However, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) investigation into the incident resulted in charges, as two police officers involved in the shooting had been arrested and charged with murder and other charges related to the shooting.

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