EFCC Arrests 40 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt

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Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arrested 40 suspected internet fraudsters in an early morning sting operation in two locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

A statement by the Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, named the suspects as: “Michael Lelu Deedum; People Asoliagha; Joseph Ajilo; Adeyemi Gbolahan; and Testimony Nna”.

The statement also noted that “Nnemeka Chinedu; Ejiofor Raymond; Miracle Ezenandu; Ebele Uchenna; and Iyke Obioha” were also arrested.

Others are “Ikechukwu Nwali; Okoronkwo Emmanuel; Ulu Samuel Eugene Chukwudi; Japheth Tallick; and Noel George”.

The document also noted that the list include “Stanley Tallick; Saro Power Maeba; Enyio Chibuike, Ogwashi Precious and Elijah Jeremiah”.

Others are: “Tochukwu Emmanuel; Africanus Tamunatoye Victor; Precious Presley; Tamuno Ewi West; Obu Gabriel; Wargu Prayer; Joshua Jeremiah; and Kaibar Dsana Paraman”.

The document added that “Diepiriye Marcus; Albright Ahiakwo; Precious Ifeanyichukwu Ukeagbu; Onyechukwu Prince Ebuka; Chukwuemeka Ukeagbu” were also arrested.

The list of the suspects also included: “Abiye Dokubo; Chale Amobi; Mine Baranga;
Suleiman Mohammed; Chima Christian, James Darian and Kingdom Cyril”.

The document also said the suspects “were arrested in the Ada George and Eagle Island areas of Port Harcourt, based on diligent surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet- related criminal activities”.

The EFCC spokesman also said operatives recovered “nine vehicles comprising two black- coloured Mercedes Benz C300 cars; three Toyota Camry cars; two Toyota
Corolla cars; one black-coloured Lexus car and one ash- coloured Toyota Avalon car”.

Uwujaren also noted that “54 phones of different brands; 11 laptops; eight Television sets, two Speakers and one International passport” were recovered.

He added that the suspects would ”be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded”.

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