24th September, 2021
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested no fewer than 26 internet fraud suspects in Asaba, Delta State.
The suspects were arrested on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
The suspects include Ezeabia Lucy, Ossai Chioma, Okoh Ekene, Okoduwa Bright, Jefferey Nwabunike, Egonu Ikechukwu, Onwudiachi Martins, Ofili Junior, Ejimofor Celestine, Joseph Diamond Olisa, Frank Sunday, Calvin Emmanuel Ojara, Afoye Powede Joshua, and Chima Bright Ojara.
Other are Micheal Emmanuel Chukwuka, Okonkwo Chukwuemeka Promise, Iyoha Oseiwe Frankie, Ezeabia Prince Chinedu, Ohuhwai Charles. Adudu Nonso, Jude Omonike Akon, Chibuike Nnanna Ife, Bieni Collins, Ebuka Ekechi, Ossai Okey and Chukuma Paul were all arrested based on verified intelligence by the EFCC.
They were picked up at locations in Chiemeke Onochie IV Street, Parkacin, and Jonathan Monye Street in the Delta State capital.
The EFCC also noted that preliminary investigation established a case of impersonation, possession of fraudulent documents and defrauding unsuspecting foreign nationals against the suspects.
Items recovered from them include, one Lexus RX350 SUV with registration number ASB-436-AM, one Toyota Camry SE with registration number BKW-132-MT, one Lexus RX350 with the registration number KTU-126- FP , one Toyota Corolla with registration number EYC- AMB-3 and one Toyota Venza, land document, several phones, laptops and other incriminating items.
The EFCC said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.