Rivers: Two fraudsters impersonating CP Effiong on Facebook busted

Amadi Hemenachi,  GoodLuck Nnochiri Nweke arrested for creating Facebook account with name, photo of Rivers Police CP Okon Effiong for fraud.

Amadi Hemenachi, GoodLuck Nnochiri Nweke arrested for creating Facebook account with name, photo of Rivers Police CP Okon Effiong for fraud.

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Two suspected hackers and cyber criminals identified as Amadi Hemenachi, Male, 28years and GoodLuck Nnochiri Nweke, Male, 27years have been arrested in Rivers for creating a Facebook account with the photograph and name of CP Okon Effiong for the purpose of fraud.

Police accused the two suspects from Akukabi and Obibi villages respectively in Etche Local Government Area, Rivers State of engaging in conspiracy, impersonation, forgery, obtaining money by false pretense, and unlawful possession of multiple ATM cards.

According to the police, the two suspects impersonated the CP and used the fake Facebook account to obtain money from several unsuspecting citizens (mostly job and admission seekers).

Spokesperson for Rivers Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko in a statement said the suspects have confessed to the crime.

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“Suspects have confessed that they are fraudsters/scammers who usually hack into different websites and print out names of people, their phone numbers and addresses, and thereafter call to defraud them. At the conclusion of investigation, they will be charged in court.”

Police also advised members of the public to be mindful of the personal confidential details they display on social media handles; and promptly report cases of hacked social media accounts.

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Suspected Cyber criminals who hacked into Google and created fake Facebook account of CP Effiong Okon and dupe job and admission seekers

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