Mother, son, others nabbed for internet fraud
They were arrested on August 5, 2021, in the Sabo area of Kaduna, following intelligence on their alleged involvement in fraud activities.
Spokesperson for EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, yesterday, said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were mostly involved in impersonation and romance scams; faking the identities of US military personnel on foreign missions to deceive their victims.
One of the suspects, Lucky Ebhogie, allegedly recruited his mother into the scam by using her account to launder suspected proceeds of crime. On July 30, 2021, he purchased a Mercedes Benz GLK car for N7 million through the mother’s bank account.
Another suspect, Precious Iwuji was alleged to have sold her photographs and Facebook account to internet fraudsters, which they used to ensnare their victims.
The suspects will soon be charged to court.
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