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A 28-year-old medical practitioner, by name Chijioke Precious, was amongst the 18 suspects arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, in Owerri Imo state. The arrests were carried out by operatives from the Uyo Zonal Office of the Commission.
The 17 others whose ages range between 21 and 34 are; Anthony Joshua, Henry Mezie, Chukwuebuka Ahiwe, Michael Chinagorom, Jossy Irokwe, Ibe Chukwuebuka, Iroadinma Chibuike, Uchechukwu Divine, and Nwosu Emmanuel.
Others include Kenneth Williams, Mmesoma Oparanozie, Chikezie Ogochukwu, Uchenna Ejiogu, Victor Chijioke, Chidera Cyprian, Chukwuebuka Precious and Anyaehie Kelvin.
They were arrested based on intelligence around 1 am on Wednesday at Umuguma area of ‘World Bank‘ in Owerri, Imo state.
Recovered are 7 luxurious cars which include, one green Lexus ES350, one blue Lexus ES320, two Toyota Venza, one silver Lexus RX 350, one black Toyota, and one white Mercedes Benz 4Matic.
Other items recovered include over 20 sophisticated mobile phones, more than 12 laptops, four inverter batteries, one big-screen television, and pieces of jewelry suspected to be proceeds of crime.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
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