Twenty suspected fraudsters arrested by the EFCC, 40 phones, others recovered


Men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office has arrested 20 suspected internet fraudsters.

In a statement by Wilson Uwajaren, Head of Media and Publicity of the agency the suspects were arrested on Friday at New Owerri, Eminike Estate, Norble Abode, Owerri, Imo State.

According to the statement, the suspects include: Onyebuchi Victor; Isreal Victor;  Emeka Clinton; Stanley Uche;  Onyemachi Stanley; Ikechukwu Agbalieze; Franklin Ugoegbu;  Nze Collins; Nwokoro Santus and Agocha Johnson

Others are: “Oscar Anumata; Emeka Clinton Nkeoga; Ogwu Chukwu Akagha Marvis; Victor Obioha; Charles Onymesi;  Awunnaya Victor;  Henry Stephni;  Jerrard Uwaima, Franklin Uzoma, and Obidike Abuchi.”

The EFCC said it recovered the following items from the suspects: “40 mobile phones, 17 laptops of different brands and 6 vehicles: one blue-colored Toyota Corolla car;  one black-colored Acura ZX car; one ash-c, colored Lexus GX 460 Sports Utility Vehicle; one green-colored Venza car, one black-colored Mercedes Benz car, and one ash-colored Lexus 330 SUV.”

Other items recovered from the suspects are “13 Powers of Attorney, 5 architectural documents, and a folder containing some other documents.

Uwajaren said all twenty suspects would be charged to court pending the conclusion of the investigation.