Alleged internet fraud: EFCC to charge twins, 26 others to court
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has concluded plans to charge a set of twins and 26 others to court in Calabar for alleged internet fraud.
The Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the EFCC on Thursday confirmed the arrest of two identical twins, Takwan Potential and Takwan Peter as well as 26 others in Cross River State.
According to the EFCC, they were arrested on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, following credible intelligence linking them with suspected internet-related fraud.
“The other 26 suspects are: Takwan Emmanuel, Kelvin Onedu, Evans Edwin, David Osuji, Osang Tony, Confidence Oblech, Uche Chinedu, Gabriel Kanong, Ojong Victor, Ephraim Ikechukwu and Shedrack Mfon.
“Others include Godswill Omini, Walter Opha, Godswill Iti, Moses Sha, Prince Uba, Anyi Bassey, David Disi, Peter Silas, Christian Uche, Chidindu Oforji, Kelvin Anyanwu, Anthony Ojone, Samuel Disi, Gideon Joseph and Ezekiel Francis.”
Nigeria’s antigraft agency said that preliminary investigations showed that while some of the suspects specialized in love scams, others engaged in fraudulent impersonation and obtaining by false pretence.
The EFCC further said that the items recovered from them include several mobile phones, laptops, five cars and a wifi device while the suspects will soon be charged to court.