Seven suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested in Abia


The suspects with the cars, others recovered from them

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Wednesday arrested seven internet fraud suspects.

One of those arrested is Peter Ugochukwu, a supposed businessman who claims he deals in shoes and clothes, in Umuahia, Abia State.

The other six suspects are; George Izuchukwu, Okeke Desmond, Ekwonna Wisdom, Ejikeme Godspower, Nwachukwu Samuel and Justin Tochi.

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A statement issued by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspects were arrested in a sting operation at the Government College and Okwuta areas of Umuahia following verified intelligence on their alleged internet fraud-related activities.

“Item recovered from them include four vehicles (RX 350 Lexus Jeep, Toyota Camry Muscle, EX 35 Lexus and Toyota Camry 2008 model) , four laptops and twelve mobile phones.

”The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed,” he said.

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