Mother, son, others arrested over alleged internet fraud in Kaduna


Story from Kenneth AFOR, Lagos

Some suspected internet fraudsters, Lucky Ebhogie, Richman Kas Godwin, Israel Justin and Precious Iwuji have been arrested by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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The quartet ran out of luck after they were nabbed by operatives of the EFFC on August 5, 2021, in the Sabo area of Kaduna, Kaduna State, following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, disclosed this is in a statement on Wednesday.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are mostly involved in impersonation and romance scams; faking the identities of US military personnel on foreign missions to deceive their victims.

One of the suspects, Lucky Ebhogie allegedly recruited his mother into the scam by using her account to launder suspected proceeds of crime. On July 30, 2021, he purchased a Mercedes Benz GLK car for N7 million through the mother’s bank account.

The suspects will soon be charged to court, the Commission said.


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