EFCC Nabs 12 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in ImoFeatured, Latest News, News Thursday, March 19th, 2020
From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has apprehended 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Ishuizo, Egbu in Owerri, Imo State, South- East Nigeria.
According to the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the suspects are, Samuel Chimaobi, Alex Udodiri, Ejike Chikamso, Nwanchukwu Michael and Obialor Samson.
The organization’s Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Mr. Tony Orilade, disclosed this to African Examiner on Tuesday in Enugu via a press statement
He gave names of the other suspects to include, Chukwudi Leo Asoegbu, Michael Opara, Uzukwu Chibuike Princewill, Okeke Mac Donald, Jonathan Chikwen Nature, Agu Emmanuel Ebere and Ikechi Lucky Obi.
The EFCC Spokesman, added that “they are among 23 persons apprehended in an early morning operation by the Commission on March 12, 2020.
“However, after careful screening, eleven suspects were released, preliminary investigation has established the involvement of the remaining 12 suspects in various internet scams ranging from love scam, Bitcoin fraud, identity theft, trading scam, among others.
He said “Items recovered from the suspects include 11 laptops, five android phones, four Nokia phones, one Techno phone, three WIFI, two modems and a wristwatch. The suspects will soon be arraigned in court.” Orilade hinted.
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