Photos: EFCC arrests two more suspects wanted by FBI
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested two more suspects wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Recall that WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation released a list of internet fraudsters comprises of 77 Nigerians as suspects you have case to answer.
The suspects identified as Ogbonnah Atoukaritou and Alpha Chidi Egbeonu, were arrested in Port Harcourt and Owerri respectively.
While Ogbonnah was accused of being the leader of a loose “syndicate of fraudsters allegedly” engaged in business email compromise, Egbeonu on the other hand reportedly defrauded a US- based victim, Goldberg Segalla LLP and other yet to be identified victims.
In a statement signed and released by EFCC spokesman; the anti-graft agency clearly stated that “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested two suspected internet fraudsters linked to the on- going collaborative investigations between the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.
The suspects were separately arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Owerri, Imo State. One of them, Ogbonnah Atoukaritou, a leader of a loose syndicate of fraudsters allegedly engaged in Business Email Compromise, BEC, was arrested in Port Harcourt while the other suspect, Alpha Chidi Egbeonu, suspected to be involved in defrauding a US- based victim, Goldberg Segalla LLP and other yet to be identified victims, was arrested in Owerri.
Items recovered from the suspects include laptops, android phones, land documents, hard disks, Central Processing Unit, warehouse and a recently built house, now attached by the EFCC.
The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.