Nigerian-born US singer, Jidenna has revealed the reason Nigerians are known for fraudulent activities all over the world.
Last Thursday, the FBI released full details and identities of 80 suspected fraudsters, with many being Nigerians, arrested in the United States.
Iro, 31, and Chukwudi Christogunus Igbokwe, 38, were named as lead suspects.
The suspects were named by Mr. Nick Hanna, the U.S. Attorney for Central District of California, at a news conference on Aug. 22.
Hanna said the fraud cases involved suspects conniving with federal and state agents to dupe unsuspecting victims of their money.
Jidenna said Nigerians were smarter than a lot of people, hence the reason they excel in sports and other spheres of life, including scams.
Speaking during an interview on the Breakfast Club, Jidenna said: ”The reason Nigerians are known for scamming is not that we are bad people.
“It’s because we are smarter than a lot of people”.