The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) agents from the Port Harcourt Zonal Command have detained 47 alleged internet scammers.
The suspects were detained in the early hours of Thursday, August 4, 2022 during a sting operation at various locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, according to a statement released by EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren on Monday.
The suspects include: Onome Omavuebe Stansley, Progress Ikechukwu, Fejiro Oyawiri, Ifeanyi Louis, Joseph Monday, Ikegwuolu Wogbuom, Chimobi Henry, Victory Erebere, Chiwendu Lucky, Jasson Ovesuor, Miracle Harrison, Favour Prosper Iheancho, Emeji Gad Chinedu, Perculia Ikechukwu, Eze Gift, Chiemela Uzodinma, Chidebere Eze, Bright Umoh, Raphael Akuru, Prince Chris, Hillary Ifeanyi Nwosu, and Destiny Ogueri.
Others are Terri Afori, Daniel Atuzie, Justice Nicholas, Victor Nnemeka, Temitope Ezekiel, Anthony Otuke, Nelson Matthew, Adolphus Iheanyi, Omosakin Akinwale, Royal Nicolas, Henry Anthony, Obi Ezekiel, Gift Kalu, Nichael Emmanuel, Chukwuemeka Emeluwe, ThankGod Emmanuel, Nicholas Chibueze, Azubueke Precious, Eze Promise, Diamond Emesin, Tejiro Napoleon, Temple Alalibo, David Christian, Idonesit Ekpo and Martin John Gospel.
“They were arrested based on an intelligence report on their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
“Six (6) cars, different brands of phones, laptop computers, still cameras and apple wrist watches were among items recovered from the suspects,” he said.