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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has announced that it has made a total arrest of up to 45 suspected internet fraudsters from the Trans Ekulu area in Enugu State.
The spokesman Wilson Uwujaren had also given their names in a statement on Tuesday.
The suspects are Paschal Tochukwu, Eze ifeanyi, Raphael Chukwuemeka, Kenneth Akwozo, Obodoeze Samson, Michael Chidiebere, Ogbu Chekwube, Edeh Peter, Nweze Ifeanyi, Emeka Nwankwo, John Chibuike.
Onyedikachi Samuel, Ikenna Chijioke, James Tochukwu, Uche Obieze, Ekwunife Chinonso, Chukwuebuka Ogbonna, Chinedu Ephraim, Emmanuel Nnaji, Ychenna Nweke, Orji Chisom, Eze Emmanuel, Michael Chidere.
Emmanuel Chidere, Chijioke Ugwu, Ugwuoko Obinna, Emeka Obilo, Mbah Ebube, Onah Kasie, Ikechukwu Michael, Oferka Frank, Onyia Joseph, Amagba Tochukwu, Ogbuabor Emmanuel, Michael Obi.
Others include Nwokeji Joshua Chetachukwu, Nzube Daniel. Stephen Ogbuabor, Sunday Dimeze Chidi, Ebuka Ilouno, Adimoranma Christian, Godwin Chukwuemeka, Nnamezie Chidi, Bright Chineme, Vitus Makwe.
Five luxury vehicles, several mobile phones, laptops, among other items were recovered. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.
In another report, the Enugu Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of no fewer than 14 internet fraudsters before Justice I.M Buba of the Federal High Court, Enugu on charges bordering on obtaining by false pretences and cybercrime.
While Nwaeze Obinna Bright and James Amazor were convicted on Wednesday May 25, 2022, the others: Adams Nengi, Nwonye Chukwura Andrew, Esievoadje Isaac, Ogboru Celdric Mundiaga, Madukwu Chidiebere, Diyoke Solomon, John Odedekuma, Abu Taiwo, Nwafor Benjamin, John Kayode, Nwafor Clinton Chetachi, Ezeani Chibueze Paul and Olisaemeka Goodsuccess Udochukwu were convicted on Tuesday May 24, 2022.
The charge against Olisaemeka Goodsuccess Udochukwu reads, “that you , Olisaemeka Goodsuccess Udochukwu sometime in 2022 in Enugu within the jurisdiction of the Honourable Court fraudulently impersonated different identities like Charles Edward Bruceson, Layah Heilperm, Greg Foss, Dylan Leclair, Benjamin Cowen, Spencer Will and Altoini Sherpa from United States of America, through your fake Hangout ,WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook accounts via your iPhone 7 with intent to defraud unsuspecting foreign nationals and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, etc)Act,2015 and punishable under Section 22(2)(b) of the same Act”.