Operatives of the Enugu Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested 16 suspected internet fraudsters in three separate sting operations in the Monarch area, New Haven Extension and Castle Majestic Hotel, Ogui Road, Enugu.
The suspects were arrested following verified intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities. Part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating from Castle Majestic Hotel, Enugu. Based on the intelligence, and weeks of surveillance, a search warrant was executed on the facility on Thursday September 16, 2021.
The Port Harcourt Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Assistant Commander of the EFCC, ACE Aliyu Naibi, has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria( CBN) to offer the EFCC more information and other support in tackling fraudulent investment managers operating in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
He made this call in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 while receiving the Rivers State Branch Controller, CBN, Mrs Oruwari O. B who paid him a Courtesy Visit. Naibi lamented the alarming cases of fraudulent investment managers in Rivers State and the attendant loss of "funds by various investors" and sued for more support from the CBN to stem the tide of such cases.
The trial of one Muhammed Abdullahi Kulloma before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri commenced on Monday, September 13, 2021 with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Command presenting two witnesses against the defendant.
Kulloma was arraigned alongside his firm, Mbuta Criterion Nigeria Limited on August 6, 2021 on a one-count charge of obtaining N40,500,000.00 (Forty Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) by false pretence.