EFCC arrests more than 30 suspected internet fraudsters in Imo

EFCC arrests more than 30 suspected internet fraudsters in Imo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested 36 suspected internet fraudsters in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

A statement by the Commission's Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday said the suspects were arrested by its operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command.

The EFCC gave the names of the suspects as including; Ogbonna Monday, Chukwuma Destiny, Iwuanyanwu Divine, Ike Joachim Uchechukwu, Emenalom Precise, Charles Nneji, Chigozie Sixtus, Patrick Micheal, Ifeanyi Uzor, Nwaeze Obinna, Mmadu Bright, Nwachukwu Chibueze, Raymond Chigozie, Chukwu Hillary, Obinna Ajem, Egwu Williams, Samuel Michael and Nwoke Udojah.

"Others are Ekperi Ikechukwu, Ihugba Chikmso, Okorie Arinze, Ike Joseph, Chukwu Kenechukwu, Amamasim Bright, Iwwohen Ikechukwu, Joshua Emmanuel, John Dickson, Madu Sixtus, Onyemauche Tochukwu, Chibueze Miracle, Precious Uchenna, Ibeawuchi Obumneke,  Chima Charles, Christian Mahakwe,   Mahakwe Charles and Chima Fidel".

According to the statement, the suspects were busted at Owerri, Imo State following credible intelligence linking them to cyber-fraud targeting mainly foreign nationals.

"Items regained from them include several laptops, phones, passports, one Lexus ES 350 with NYCN registration number IMO 44, one Mercedes Benz GLK with registration number KTU 729 HD and one Toyota Camry with registration number KTU 720 HL."

The Commission said the suspects would be charged to court after the outcome of its investigation.

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