EFCC arrests son, mother for alleged N50m internet fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission () has arrested the Chief Executive 10 Kobo Wine Place, Ikotun, , Ibeh Theophilus and his mother in connection with the investigation an alleged N50 million computer-related .

The suspect has allegedly confessed to have defrauded some victims, according to the Head Media and Publicity , Mr. Wilson Uwujaren.

Uwajaren said in a statement all the victims were extorted in .

He said the 28-year-old suspect was arrested in his room in Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, , following credible intelligence reports about his alleged criminal activities.

He said: “During interrogation, Uche, who presents himself variously as Rachael Armstrong, Keanu Reeves, Rebekah Schwarzenberger, Keanu , Elizabeth Hortman and Stefan Paulson, confessed to being into Bitcoin investment scam, romance scam and identity theft.

“The suspect also confessed to have defrauded his victims to the tune of about N50m since he started the criminal activities in 2020.

“Investigations revealed the suspect had been using a First Bank account belonging to his mother, who is of his accomplices, to launder the proceeds of his alleged criminal activities.

“Items recovered from the suspect are iPhone 11 Pro Max; iPhone 12 pro max; MacBook Pro laptops; a PlayStation 5; an iPad and a small Nokia touch phone.

“Others are a Mercedes Benz S550 2015 Sedan car and a Lexus RX 350 SUV 2016, among other incriminating items.

“The suspect will soon be charged to court.”

Also, the Benin Zonal Office of in the wee hours of yesterday arrested 10 suspected fraudsters in Oghara, Delta State.

Those arrested are Ifeakachukwu Prince, Vincent Ikechukwu, Oki Morrison Onome, Lucky Morrisson Efe, Ejiro Nwaju, Onyije Ifeanyi, Sunday Fejiro, Wisdom Agharadoro and Peace Omaghoni.

Items recovered from the suspects include laptop computers, , Mercedes-Benz 350 4Matic and C330.

The EFCC said the suspects have made useful statements and will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed.

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