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EFCC arrests 56 persons for alleged internet fraud in Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt zonal command, says its operatives have arrested 56 suspects for internet fraud.

A statement released by the Commision said that the suspects were arrested on Monday, June 5, 2023, in a sting operation at Rivtaf Golf Estate, Port Harcourt.

The arrest followed security intelligence on the suspects’ alleged internet fraud-related activities that included dating/romance scam, investment scam, oil scam, contract scam, impersonation, business scam, possession of fraudulent documents, crypto currency scam and forgery.


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The suspects are Chukwuemeka Samuel Andrew, Gospel Asawale, Godbless Otuan, Francis ThankGod, Kingsley Udennaka, Ajuobi Lucky Obioma, Gogo Johnson, Hope Offor, Oxford Ibinabo, Boma Kallu, Ebuka Igwe, Hope Nweke, Augutus Chukwudi, Benard Greatman, Chile Mark, George Lumartins, Iyala Ibisejubotonbo, Chizzy Collins, Marvin Maccus, Chimaobi Emmanuel, Precious Chibukem Kelvin, Peter Ayigi, Godswill Chukwu, Dele Emmanuel Niabari, Gabriel Noble, George Williams, and Prince Sonah.




     

     

    Others are Iwuoha Wisdom Chinemerem, Divine Loiya Princewill, Victor Ajieaku, Goodluck Richman, Nnadozie Kenneth, Daniel Bright Asuquo, Dickson Mirade, Onyechi Emmanuel, Chika Eguma, Fraclin Onokpite, Silvar Uzoeto, Great Rapheal, Victor Awahobasi, Sydney Morris, Olaka Nkpoma, Boma Sobio, Uche Jerry, Onooriode Ruemu, Prince Davidson, Michael Anderson, Lovina Harry, Oti Wilfred Chinonso, Divine Success, Promise Blessing Tamunoimama, Kpakol Bethram Tombari, Michael Solomon, Faisal Abdul, Victor Eseh Chika and Daniel David Elubu.

    The anti-corruption agency stated it recovered items that included phones of different brands, laptops, Nigerian and Spanish passports, Apple wrist watches, ATM cards, and local & foreign currencies from the suspects.

    Other items were different brands of exotic cars – a black Lexus GS 460, C300 4Matic Mercedes Benz car, a black Lexus IS250, a black Lexus ES350, a Toyota Corolla 2007 model, a black Range Rover and a black Toyota Camry.  

    The statement said the suspects would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.

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    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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