EFCC detains 20 suspected internet scammers in Imo


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 20 suspected internet fraudsters in Owerri, Imo state.

Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity of the (EFCC) who made this known in a statement in Port Harcourt said the operatives also recovered from the suspects some documents, including 13 Powers of Attorney; five architectural documents, and a folder containing other documents.

“Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 20 (Twenty) suspected internet fraudsters.

“They were arrested on Friday, February 12, 2021 at New Owerri, Eminike Estate, Norble Abode, Owerri, Imo State.

“The suspects are: Onyebuchi Victor; Isreal Victor; Emeka Clinton; Stanley Uche; Onyemachi Stanley; Ikechukwu Agbalieze; Franklin Ugoegbu; Nze Collins; Nwokoro Santus and Agocha Johnson.

“Others are: Oscar Anumata; Emeka Clinton Nkeoga; Ogwu Chukwu Akagha Marvis; Victor Obioha; Charles Onymesi;  Awunnaya Victor;  Henry Stephni;  Jerrard Uwaima, Franklin Uzoma and Obidike Abuchi.

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“Items recovered from them include:  Forty (40) mobile phones, seventeen (17) laptops of different brands and six (6) vehicles:  one (1) blue-coloured Toyota Corolla car;  one (1) black-coloured Acura ZX car; one (1) ash-coloured Lexus GX 460 Sports Utility Vehicle one (1) green- coloured Venza car, one (1) black-coloured Mercedes Benz car and one (1) ash-coloured Lexus 330 SUV.  Others are thirteen (13) Powers of Attorney, five (5) architectural documents and a folder containing some other documents.

“The suspects would be charged to court when investigations are concluded” He added.