In Owerri, Imo state, agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, or EFCC, have detained 29 alleged internet scammers.
The suspects were detained on Friday, September 23, 2022, as a result of actionable intelligence regarding their alleged involvement in internet-related offenses. They are accused of specializing in internet fraud against foreigners.
They are: Ike Frank Chikezie, Chukwuebuka Ohaeri Favour, David Ahams Chinyereugo, Desmond Chukwuma Ifechukwu, Chimereuche Chinedu, Mbah Chinemerem Kenneth, Prince Nyama Chidebere, Chinemerem Emmanuel Marvelous, Nwaike Obioma John.F, Prince Chukwuemeka, John Kennedy Wike, Ohaeri Sixtus Chibuzopr, Ahamefula Wisdon Metuobi, Sunday Uche Jide and Emmanuel Wike Jude.
Others are: Dike Obinna Collins, Nwanegbo Ifeanyi Chukwu, Ikechukwu Dirichukwu, Obiora Chinaza Valentine, Francis Uwaene Nnadozie, Ihebom Austine Chukwuendu, Bright Nyama, Stanley Nwaikaye Chibueze, Chibueze Okerie Ezuike, Felix Chinemerem Emem, Clinton Onyejebu, Paschal Anagor Tobechukwu, Diamond Ugochukwu and David Chidera.
Items recovered from them at the point of arrest incude: One Lexus ES300 car, several phones and laptops of different brands.