The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 56 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to an EFCC statement, the suspects were nabbed by operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the commission.
The EFCC said the suspects were arrested on Monday, June 5, 2023, in a sting operation at Rivtaf Golf Estate, Port Harcourt following intelligence on their alleged internet fraud-related activities including dating/romance scam, investment scam, oil scam, contract scam, impersonation, business scam, possession of fraudulent document, crypto currency scam and forgery.
The suspects are Chukwuemeka Samuel Andrew, Gospel Asawale, Godbless Otuan, Francis ThankGod, Kingsley Udennaka, Ajuobi Lucky Obioma, Gogo Johnson, Hope Offor, Oxford Ibinabo, Boma Kallu, Ebuka Igwe, Hope Nweke, Augutus Chukwudi, Benard Greatman, Chile Mark, George Lumartins, Iyala Ibisejubotonbo, Chizzy Collins, Marvin Maccus, Chimaobi Emmanuel, Precious Chibukem Kelvin, Peter Ayigi, Godswill Chukwu, Dele Emmanuel Niabari, Gabriel Noble, George Williams, Prince Sonah.
Others include Iwuoha Wisdom Chinemerem, Divine Loiya Princewill, Victor Ajieaku, Goodluck Richman, Nnadozie Kenneth, Daniel Bright Asuquo, Dickson Mirade, Onyechi Emmanuel, Chika Eguma, Fraclin Onokpite, Silvar Uzoeto, Great Rapheal, Victor Awahobasi, Sydney Morris, Olaka Nkpoma, Boma Sobio, Uche Jerry, Onooriode Ruemu, Prince Davidson, Michael Anderson, Lovina Harry, Oti Wilfred Chinonso, Divine Success, Promise Blessing Tamunoimama, Kpakol Bethram Tombari, Michael Solomon, Faisal Abdul, Victor Eseh Chika and Daniel David Elubu.
“Items recovered from the suspects include phones of different brands, Laptops, Nigerian and Spanish Passports, Apple Wrist Watches, ATM cards, local and foreign currencies (Pounds, Dollars, Cents, E2 Coins (Binary Coin)).
“Other items include different brands of exotic cars – a black Lexus GS 460, C300 4Matic Mercedes Benz car , a black Lexus IS250, a black Lexus ES350, a Toyota Corolla 2007 Model, a black Range Rover and a black Toyota Camry.
“They will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” the EFCC statement said.