The operatives of the Enugu and Abuja Zonal Commands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Thursday, August 5, 2021, arrested 41 suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations in Owerri, Imo State and Abuja.
Their arrest were made possible through creditable intelligence received on their alleged involvement in cybercrime, the anti-graft agency reports.
According to the statement released by the agency, the identities of the 41 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Owerri, numbering 31, include Prince Chukwuemeka Mmirikwe, Onyeachilam James, Ekezier Israel Chidera, Victor Okeafor, Princewill Okoroji,Ozioma Amakodike, Chidebeere Ogu Emmanuel, Mbaeri Eze, Ogbonna Chikamso, Mark Unakalamba, Okebaram Uzoma, Okebaram Ugobueze Emmanuel, Okafor Daniel Uchechuku, Miracle Chukwu, Oparaukwu Udoka and Nwosu Jude.
Others are Kanu Emmanuel, Ohazuruike Christian, Amarakuo Nelson, Moses Chimezie,Winner Nwaigwe, Chukwuma Njoku, Ajueke Ogochukwu Timothy, Ogujiofor Chukwuebuka, Okanume Franklin, Enyia Promise, Enyia Victor, Emeti Ikenna , Nwokike Arinze, Ogbenna Ikechukwu and Ilobi Chukwuebuka.
Items recovered from the suspects include four vehicles: a Lexus RX 350 with registration number ABJ-615-DQ, one Toyota Camry with the registration number YAB- 560-SK, a Toyota Highlander with registration number YAB- 418-CE and one Lexus RX350 with registration number WER-251-LS; several mobile phones, laptops and other incriminating items.
The 10 suspects arrested in the Kubwa and Dawaki axis of the Federal Capital Territory include Pabbor John Oyin, Joshua Joel, John Asemota, Abakpa Samuel and Joseph Miles. Others are Israel Kue, Nathaniel Monibidor, Eghosa Balogun, Junior Salami and Moses Modupe.
Two vehicles (Corolla LE and Venza SUV), four laptops and fourteen mobile phones were recovered from them.
The 41 suspected internet fraudsters the agency said will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.