The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested four brothers and 30 others, over alleged internet fraud in Enugu State.
The EFCC Spokesperson, Mr Dele Oyewale, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja, gave the names of the siblings as Chukwuebuka Egbo, Chibuike Egbo, Francis Egbo and Victor Egbo.
He mentioned the other suspects to include, Great Eze, Ani Callistus, Ekpe Chigbo, Eze Eric, Nnaemeka Gabriel, George Tochukwu, Uche Divine and Chiamelie Ede.
Others included Enenta Ebube, Treasurer Osinachi, Ejiakor Chidiebere, Kingsley Olisa, Ugwuanyi Ekpere, Uzor Godson, Tochukwu Firminus, Ebuka Comas, Okwudili John, Samuel Otti, Agada Olema, Odoh Nnabuike,
“The other suspects include Okeke Harrison, Oriasotie Meshack, Ekperechi Ebube, Ugwu Sebastian, Eli Ogbonna, Martins Ugwu, Aloysius Alphonsus, Sunday Cross, Aroh Chinecherem and Miracle Obiora”, he said.
He stated that all-male suspects were arrested on Feb. 9, in an intelligence-driven sting operation at various locations within Enugu state.
“Items recovered from them include mobile phones and different exotic cars.
“The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded”, he added.
Meanwhile, the EFCC says it has arrested one Simon Bassey Idio over alleged currency racketeering in Uyo.
Oyewale, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja, disclosed that the 59-year old ‘Naira Trader’ was arrested on Friday at the Ibom Tropicana Mall, Udo Udoma way in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
He explained that Idio’s arrest came on the heels of intelligence and surveillance regarding his illegal cash dealings in local and foreign currencies within the state
“He was caught selling N700,000 new naira notes in two denominations: 12 bundles of N500 notes totalling N600,000, and a bundle of N1000 notes totalling N100,000.
“Idio confessed to the crime and would be charged to court soon”, he said.