Nigerian scam leader dead in police operation

Nigerian scam leader dead in police operation
Nigerian in a police operation in Cavite. (Image from States of Jersey Police)

An alleged Nigerian scam leader was killed in a police operation in a police operation in Brgy. Habay, Bacoor, Cavite, Wednesday night.

Authorities also arrested the Nigerian’s two Filipino staff named Edward Godeloson and one under the name “Laura.”

Police identified the suspect as Harrison Ohorayke, a resident of the area. Ohorayke was allegedly the leader of an online scam syndicate and “Budol-Budol” gang.

According to the report, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Cavite Police joint force a search warrant operation at the house where Ohorayke he was staying.

The police caught the two Filipino staff on the house’s first floor. When the authorities went up to the second floor, the Nigerian scam leader fired them multiple shots. The police quickly fired back and killed the suspect.

According to police, Ohorayke was the leader of an international online scam syndicate and ATM hackers. He was also responsible for different “Budol-Budol” schemes not only in the Philippines but also in other countries.

One Nigerian shot dead, seven arrested, after police raid ‘love scam’ den

Last May 3, a Nigerian man was shot while seven others were arrested when police raided an alleged online ‘love scam’ operation in Imus, Cavite.

The suspect killed in yesterday’s raid has been identified as Orisakwe Ifeanyi Emmanuel.

The NBI anti-cybercrime agents, armed with a court search warrant, swooped on the suspects’ hideout following accusations that the syndicate had been involved in so-called “cat-fishing”. 

The NBI’s report says that during the raid the now- suspect grabbed a pistol and attempted to shoot at officers. After being subdued, the official account says, he then tried to grab a hand grenade, prompting the agents to fire at him.

“‘That’s the love scam, they’re sweet to talk to you online until you get to meet up and that will be an opportunity for them to further lure you into making an investment,” NBI cybercrime division chief Victor Lorenzo said at a press conference today.