Famous Instagram comedian and social media influencer Nwagbo Oliver Chidera fondly called Pankeeroy, has been arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following an alleged internet fraud.


The Instagram comedian with over 500,000 followers on Instagram, was arrested by the operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Commission together with 34 others over alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

Men of the commission acted upon verified intelligence gathered on the comedian and 34 others. They were arrested on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at their secret place in James Court, Lekki, Lagos.

It is gathered that Pankeeroy has been linked to ‘Bitcoin scam,’ an illegal act he started after feeling depressed for sometime.

The Antigraft agency explained that Pankeeroy presented himself as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers using a platform. He has used his supposed platform to dupe a number of victims.

A Mercedes Benz car worth N36M among others belonging to him have been seized by the EFCC.

According to the commission, a sum of N22,300,000 worth of Bitcoin was alleged to be in his block chain account.

Other exotic cars, Iphones, laptop computers and android devices were some of the items recovered. The commission gave the names of the other suspects arrested together with Pankeeroy as Chinedu Omesu Christian, Gafar Kunle Adedamola, Chuka AnieboRichard, Dibo Ayomide Samson, Rotimi Segun Damilola, Habeeb Banire Damilola, Afolabi Bolutife Michael, and Adekanbi Elijah Adeola among others.

For the want to know, Pankeeroy is a famous Instagram comedian who put smiles on the faces of his fans by making hilarious skits on social media. According to sources, he is a Computer Science Graduate of the Redeemers University, Ede.