EFCC arrests 42 internet fraud suspects in Anambra, Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested 42 suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations in Awka and Enugu states.

Twenty-nine were detained in Awka, the capital of Anambra, while thirteen were arrested in Enugu.

EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwu Jaar said the raid followed information about their alleged involvement in fraud.

The suspects are Chimezie Anyamutaku, Chinonso Dominic, Onyekachi Nwankwo, Ikenna Austin, Chinonso Anthony Caesar, Felix Okechukwu Chikagu, Dera Okoye, Victor Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Emeka Izu John, Raphael Gbughemobi, Okorieona Charles, Onyeoyeemkw.

Others include Udoka, Chibueze Udechukwu Ofor, Lawrence Oyegu, Soburu Kingsley, Ikechukwu Umeakunne, Pascal Benjamin, Emeka Valentine, Nzube Kenneth Paul, Kelechi Elvis, Emmanuel Nwugo, Henry Onyebuchi Okoli, Uchechukwu Kachicentmis Pro.

The rest include Chisom Nwora, Emmanuel Dimgba, Martin Chukwudalu, Nweze Desmond, Franklin Archibong, Austin Ikpeoha, Arinze Osakwe, Chukwuemeka Franklin, Emmanuel Murewa, Echefulam Uche, Ugochukwu Eze, Goodman Samuel, Emmanuel Nwoye, and Ekene Udeh.

At the time of arrest, laptops, several telephones and nine cars/SUVs were recovered.

The vehicles are two Lexus ES350, one Acura ZDX, one Lexus GS300, one Toyota Camry sedan, one Mercedes Benz ML320, one Lexus RX330, one Lexus ES330 and one Mercedes Benz GLK35.

The EFCC added that the suspects will be charged after the investigation is completed.

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