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Nigeria Police arrest politician over N200 million stolen from Patricia Technologies

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said it has arrested one Ambassador Wilfred Bonse, a politician, in connection with the theft of over N200 million from Patricia Technologies’ crypto wallet.


The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement released on Friday. Bonse was said to have helped hackers launder N50 million out of the stolen money.


According to him, the Force, through its National Cybercrime Center (NPF-NCCC) has made significant strides in the investigation of a complex financial fraud case reported by Patricia Technologies Limited.  He added that the case involved criminal conspiracy, unauthorized modification of computer systems, network data, and the unlawful diversion of funds amounting to over N200 million as contained in a petition to the Inspector General of Police.