Saturday, 2 February 2013

EFCC arrest 20 internet scammers in Benin

Press statement from EFCC...

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested twenty suspected internet fraudsters. The arrest which was carried out in a joint operation with officers of the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, followed intelligence report on their activities. They were nabbed in a surprise raid on their Cyber office tucked in an old building located on Siluko Road, Benin City.

    At the point of arrest, the fraudsters had in their possession forty five (45) laptops of different make, twenty eight (28) telephone sets, eight (cool internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG.

The suspected fraudsters who are mostly in their twenties includes: Idehen Obabueki, Adesa Lucky, Usuagu Uche, Eloghosa Olikiabor, Larry Edomwonyi, Amowie Maike, Francis Ezegbede, Itua Samuel and Endurance John Egbeifo. Others are Amego Ovenseri, Iyen Ighodaro, Philip Agbodori, Lucky Robinson, Nnadi Obinna, Osabuohien Osahon, Chinenu Eze, Peter Sunday, Solomon Ogu, Niyi Femi and Osagie Aghedo.

The suspects have made useful statements. Most of them confessed to be engaged in online dating of foreigners particularly widows. They also confessed to using different pseudo names and faces to deceive their prospective victims. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Wilson Uwujaren
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity

By Admin


I think they should put them all away for a very long time, one count from and after for each transaction, it is definately not a victimless crime,
i was scammed for $9000. having met someone online and decided to help them out, and they were very good, and i am a well educated man, first it was just a flight, then multiple "set Backs"
being needing to pay off hotel bills, needing new visa,and the shipment of some boxes and it goes on and on always another excuse,the emotional stress and the financial ones will be with me for a long time,they also include more people to complete the scam,

the efcc needs to put up an e mail address that everyone can contact concerning these online scammers, people like myself are unable to contact the e mail address, make it a yahoo, or g mail address...I imagine there are alot of other people feel the same way, in my research trying to contact them i have never once found a way other than to send something by fed ex which is $126.00 a pound to send from the united states...

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