EFCC arrests 55 internet fraud suspects in Ebonyi, Enugu

Eighteen of the suspects were arrested on Thursday at Agbani Road and Thinkers Corner areas of Enugu following intelligence.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested 55 suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations in Ebonyi and Enugu States.

Eighteen of the suspects were arrested on Thursday at Agbani Road and Thinkers Corner areas of Enugu following intelligence.

The suspects are: John Kennedy, Onochie John Paul, Ilojeme Chiagozie, Ilechukwu Chidiebeube, Ike Ebubechukwu Emmanuel, Otega Pafe Philip, Uzochukwu Uche Frank and Ezinwa Witness Chimere.

Others are Obike William Nwabufo, Ikeja Eyerinsu, Chidindu Victory, Onwuagbaizu Paul, Tomizine Alamco, Great Oluwagbemiga, Kanu Dennis Ifeanyichukwu, Ebere Malachy, James Collins Ewenike and Ilojeme Chiemela.

Willson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman said items recovered include laptops and several mobile phones.

The remaining 37 suspects were apprehended Wednesday at Hausa Quarters at the Aboboriga area of Abakiliki, the Ebonyi capital.

They are Igwe Chukwudi, Ozoemena Newman, Obinna William, Eze Godwin, George Ezenwa, Onyebuchi Ebuka, Ezediegwu Innocent, Nzubechukwu Obineze, Igwe Ikenna, Ibrahim Falada, Ezra Excel, Chinedu Agu, Oscar Sogidu, Uchenna Onyenweaku, Nwoka Darlington, Ejike Prince, Anuli Obinna, Nwazunkwu Collins and Mba Rocks, Patrick Junior.

The rest: Amefula Kennedy, Ebuka Okoh, Igboke Chinonso, Ijezie Chibuike, Anthony Delight, Joseph Ahuighnwa, Innocent Chukwuebuka, Chima Ndubuisi, Benjamin Kelechi, Precious Kalu, Anthony Samuel, Christian Valentine, Chukwudi Agbom, Ekebudu Nwabueze, Okoye Arinze, Igwebuike Emeka and Chiemelie Franklin.

Items recovered include several phones, laptops and four vehicles.

Lexus RX 350 with reg KUJ 552 BG, Lexus IS250 with reg EBJ 762 AAA, Mercedes Benz ML350 4matic with reg KUJ 393 BQ, Mercedes Benz E350 with reg YAB 133 BL.

The suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.

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