The Enugu Zonal Command of the EFCC on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 arrested a total of 47 suspected internet fraudsters from different locations in Owerri, Imo State.
A statement by the EFCC on Thursday said the arrest followed actionable intelligence received by the Commission on their alleged internet fraud-related activities.
The suspects are: Emenalo Ugochukwu,Eric Chukwuemeka,Uzoma Zebulon Chidera, Ogbuefi Charles, James Joshua Ugochukwu, Nwagbo Junior, Oguike Ifeanyichukwu, Chika Chenya, Bright Iwueze,Chinwendu Okoh, Bright Iwu Chinecherem, Nkemakolam Ololoh, Iwuanyanwu Bright, Obi Ifeanyichukwu, Ikwumelu Chiemelie, Chidinma E. Epemandu, Obiajunwa Eustius, Duru Joseph, Nwaru Camillus, Nwaru JohnPaul, Victor Chinaza and Emmanuel Akuakolam.
Others are Nkemjika Kelechi, Onuoha Franklin, Zion Elias, Chukwuemeka Nwaogu, Ikwumelu Ebuka, Nwaneri John, Ikwumelu Chibuike,Chinedu Success,Nwoke Michael Chinaza, Derrick Amaechi, Ndunaga Ifeanyi, Egeonu Tochi, Onwuzurike Leonard, Uwawuike Chijioke Macdonald, Omere Ifeanyi, Okereke Udoochukwu, Okeke Chukwudi, Ngoka Chukwuka, Obiajunwa Macdonald, Izuka Bierechi, Ajaps Chidera, Onyeze Kelechi, Boladele Awoluwapo, Fabian Ejebu and Ikeh Joseph.
Items recovered from them include several mobile phones, laptops, one Toyota Camry with registration number KUJ 316 BP, one Lexus ES350 with registration number MMA 885 AC, one Lexus IS250 with registration number ABC 821 GY, a Toyota Sienna with registration APP 427, one Lexus ES330 with registration number KWU 43 AA, one Lexus ES330 with registration number YAB 411 CD and one Toyota Avalon with registration number RLU 767 IV.
This came as the Enugu Zonal Command of EFCC, also on Tuesday June 7, 2022 secured the conviction of 22 internet fraudster before Justices I.M Buba and F.O.G Ogunbanjo both of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on charges bordering on forgery, impersonation and obtaining money from unsuspecting foreign nationals under false pretences.
Fifteen of the defendants were convicted by Justice Buba having pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against them.
The defendants are Kingsley Ebuka Itodo, Chima Charles Eheboro, Onyebuilo Nicholas Chinagolum, Uzor Ifeanyi Paul, Obilor Paul, Ozioma, Onyenamaya Tochukwu Saviour, Christian Mahakwe Okwukwedinachukwu, Omawuke Wisdon Solom, Chinua Ozoeze, Uzochukwu Chidubem Patrick, Mbanusi Newton, Mmadu Bright Ezenwa, Ezinwa Collins, Okeimute Godwin, Patrick Uche and Franklin Chimaobi.