EFCC arrests five for internet scam

Lorine Emenike

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested five suspected internet fraudsters at Exrico Lodge, behind Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State.

The arrest was made known to journalists in Port Harcourt by the Zonal Public Relation Officer of EFCC Dele Oyewale at their Port Harcourt zonal office.

He said they were arrested on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, in a sting operation.

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The suspects are Onuoha Goodness Chinedu, Harry Victor, Basil Obidiegwu Chukwunaeke, Amayhayi Chukwuli and Nwabueze Nnaemeka.

Their arrest followed a series of intelligence linking them with alleged fraudulent activities ranging from love scam on numerous dating sites, obtaining money by false pretences and other fraud still being investigated.

Items recovered from them at the point of arrest are an Apple Laptop; 7( seven) mobile phones of various brands, 2 Wi-Fi devices and 2 Power Banks.

The suspects would soon be charged to court.