Nigeria: EFCC Arrests 22 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Owerri

10 September 2020

Operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters at different locations in Imo state.

The all-male suspects, whose ages range between 20 and 41, were nabbed recently at "Sight and Services" within "World Bank", in Ugwuma Town and "Road Safety" by Toronto road, Egbu, Owerri, Imo State.

The suspects are: Chinonso Anozie Frank, Ogadibo Victor Chikeluba, Clinton Njoku Onyekachi, Okoro Edwin Chigozie, Anozie Chibuzor Harold, Anyaeriuba Canice, Ogbuehi Anderson, Okere Nonye, Njoku Paul Chibuike, Ndalaka Felix Chukwuebuka and Anele Chibuike Timothy.

Others are: Chidi Kalu, Uparai Daniel, Ubochi Christian Ikechukwu, Udoka Obi, Chiagozie Morris Obiano, Moses Akaedite, Henry Princewill Chisom, Prince Ibe, Ugwuegbu Fredrick Ekenna, William Peter Obinna and Udoka Ihiekwe Kelechi.

At the point of arrest, several cars and gadgets were recovered from the suspects including a black Lexus E5 330, a silver-coloured Toyota Corolla LE, a silver-coloured Toyota Camry and a blue Toyota Corolla LE.

Others include a silver -coloured Lexus E5, black Toyota Venza, a grey -coloured Mercedes ML350 SUV and a silver- coloured Toyota Highlander SUV.

Also recovered from the suspects are 15 laptops and 20 sophisticated mobile phones.

An EFCC statement said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

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