Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the EFCC have arrested 42 suspected internet fraudsters at various locations in Asaba, Delta State.
They were arrested on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in a sting operation.
The thirty-one( 31) of the suspects, comprising 29 men and 2 ladies, are James Nweze, Nmuokoro Tega, Eruteyan Benjamine, Nwaozor Chinedu, Okwesa Solomon, Yusuf Michael, Ikhana Godswork, Benson David, Chidinma Anthony, Jennifer Nkem, Okorie Temple, Paul Gabriel, Okafor Osita, Vihishima Joseph and Desmond Osaigbovo.
Others are Jude Ogougboh, Sylvester Nwabunwanne, Faith Samuel, Prince Ohumhende, Osaretin Unity, Godstime Animan, Oluwaseun Orimoloye, Mathias Ohashina, Precious Agolo, Okoronkwo Stanley, Benjamin Onyedika Victor, Okonta Anthony, Omelebele Lucky, Okafor Victory, Osade Peter, Daniel Chukwudi Mbaeme.
Their arrest followed a series of intelligence reports linking them with alleged fraudulent activities ranging from dating and celebrity scams on numerous dating sites, bitcoin investment scams, cryptocurrency scams, obtaining by false pretense, and impersonation.
Items recovered from them at the point of arrest include thirteen (13) exotic cars, 59 phones of different brands; ten laptops, one Hisense television, and speakers; one iPad, and 3 PlayStations.
EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said they will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
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