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Cybercrime:EFCC arraigns 58 suspects

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recorded yet another breakthrough in its resolve to check the incidencesof                                                                                                                                                                                                                             economic crimes in the country
It has arraigned fifty-eight (58) persons in connection with advance fee fraud before the Federal High Court in Kaduna presided over by Justice Shuabu Mohammed.
The suspects who were all male, according to a statement signed by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Bbafemi, were arrested in an operation tagged “Operation Cyber Storm1” carried out in the nation’s three geo- political zones of South West, South East and South-  South.
 The accused persons, according to Babafemi, include Kalu Agwara, Emejuru Prince Patrick, Mang Agbai Ude, Mukaila Aina, Maduka Nnamdi sStanley, Oti Gabriel Arinze, Precious Kalu, Onyekwelu Peter Ndigwe, Anan James, Okunwa Christian Udeh, Kazeem Adewale, Abiola Samson, Adigwe Ngozi, Okpere Pullen, James Momoh, Ese Irohoboinose, Yisa Adisa, Odion Kevin, Ojo Solomon Taiwo, Abiodun Bashorun, Churchill J. Essien, Adewunmi Aringbola, Sanusi O. Abdulwasiu, Babajide Lukman, Okeke Oscar Nkem, Elisha Osughe.
Others are, Olasaide Dare, Koiki W. Adewale, Adebowale Muyiwa, Akinde Samson, Imoh Idiong, Ezechukwu Samuel, Sagunwero Allen Ihama, Sunday Oladunjoye, Ubani Felix Uzor, Imonima Kingsley, Emeka Asoanya, Prince Onyechere, Hak Azu Kalu, Muyiwa Odusonya, Anthony Ugwude, Ibini Kayode, Balogun Otaigbe,Prince Iheoma Esionu,Nnachi Ephraim,Dadi Ike ,Chigozirim Nwafor, Adenuga Lateef Olatunji,Ekwebelem Promise, Sorunke Odunayo Smith,Obasi Nwankwo Irem,Presely Omorogbe, James Momoh,Oame Benjamin, Olumide Aluko, and Titus osita Okeke.
They  were cumulatively slammed with more than eighty-five count charge all predicated on internet related fraud, offences based on obtaining by false pretences between Wednesday and Friday last week.
Seven of the accused persons were arraigned on the ground of failure to obtain full particulars of customers, permission of their business premises for the commission of the offences and non- registration of their cyber cafes with the EFCC.                                                                
The offence attracts a term of not more than 20 years and not less than seven  years without an option of a fine if an accused is found guilty.
All the cases have been adjourned to different dates from Friday 5th November to Tuesday 16th  December, 2008 while the accused were ordered remanded in prison custody.

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October 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Jeff Samuel is another dating scam artist.
    He tells he is Irish but he has total Nigerian accent.
    Here is his contact:
    18 Mbari Street, Owerri 23483 Nigeria

    He give this Irish address:
    74 Main Street Bull Ring, New Ross 10002. Wexford County, Ireland.

    He tells new stories every week to extract money.
    He now works with a young girl name Onyi.
    He uses her to contact me.
    This her contact:

    onyinye uloaku
    17 mbari street
    Owerri, Imo State
    23483
    Nigeria

    He also works with Alex Smith another con man.
    With following contact:
    alex smith
    Please catch them.
    AA, USA

    Comment by AA | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. I was scammed by him too and he left me his name as Micheal Ben and his nephuie or how ever you spell it he bought it for him.

    Comment by John Feldman | February 9, 2010 | Reply


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