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Nigerian national wanted by Atikokan OPP arrested

By CJ Goater Oct 26, 2023 | 12:43 PM

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The Ontario Provincial Police in Ottawa have arrested a Nigerian National wanted by the Atikokan OPP for participation in a sextortion scam.

Last December the Atikokan OPP Detachment started an investigation into a youth-related sextortion scam.

Atikokan OPP working in conjunction with Elgin County OPP, OPP Regional Intelligence Unit, and Canada Border Services Agency identified the initial beneficiary of the scam.

A 21-year-old from Nigeria was arrested by the OPP in Ottawa and was charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

The accused was released by police and is scheduled to appear in the Atikokan Ontario Court of Justice on November 30.

The OPP encourages you to contact the police if you’ve been the victim of a similar scam.