Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters. They were nabbed on April 16, 2021 at a popular hotel in the Nkponkiti – Ogui New Layout area of Enugu.
Laure Anya, Benjamin Okoro, Eze Emmanuel, Oko Francis, Ubah Samuel, Uwandu Michael and Akpan Itoro were arrested following actionable intelligence.
They are suspected to be members of a syndicate of fraudsters who specialized on defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, mostly the foreigners through internet and computer-related fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has admonished Nigerian students to embrace the spirit of hard work and shun all acts that can tarnish their names and the good image of the country.
The Zonal Head of the Ilorin Office of the EFCC, Usman Muktar, gave the charge on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, during an anti-corruption sensitization lecture for students of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State.
Muktar, who spoke through the Head, Public Affairs Department of the Zone, Babatunde Ayodele urged students to imbibe the culture of excellence as future leaders of the country and to shun all forms of criminality.
The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, has dismissed an application filed by a suspected fraudster, Nelson Emuobosa Omo-Ode, challenging the ruling of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos denying him bail.
Omo-Ode, a 34-year-old Business Administration graduate of the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan College, Malaysia, was arrested on July 18, 2019 at his residence at the Address Homes, Onikani Foreshore Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, following a petition received by the Commission about his suspicious lifestyle.
Investigations showed that over N150, 000,000 (One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) had passed through his account in recent time, which he could not account for.