SEE IT: Academy for training of Internet fraudsters busted in Nigeria’s Akwa Ibom state, 23 ‘Yahoo boys’ arrested Updated for 2021

82,093FansLike
2,966FollowersFollow
2,700SubscribersSubscribe
82,093FansLike
3,122FollowersFollow
2,700SubscribersSubscribe

Updated: March 6, 2021

Operatives of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, in the early hours of Thursday November 28, 2019, arrested 23 Internet fraud suspects at a building which is being used as training outpost for potential cyber criminals on Essien Essien Street,  Ikot Ibiok village,  Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State.

IMG 20191130 WA0001

The suspects are:Uzoma Chibuike; Bob Okwondu; Stanhope Wise; Kingsley Maxwell; Otuokpani Chukwuma; Onyedikachi Ogwuegbu; Ocheowoni Odey Ogbudu; Franklin Ukoh; Emmanuel Odinkaru and Okpani Daniel Maduabuchi. Others are Onyekachi F. N. Akwukwaegbu ; Obinna Kalu; Emmanuel Chima; Mbutidem Godwin Daniel; Darlington Rowland Victor; Chibuike Ogu; Elijah Samuel; Chibuozo Prince;  Ogbonna  Kelvin; Michael Rufus; Peter Jerry and Nwakwuoke Kingsley.The suspects between the ages of 19 and 35 years confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality such as; Love Scam, Online Trading Scam,  Identity theft, etc. 

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

IMG 20191130 WA0000

During questioning, the suspects narrated how they were recruited into the ‘Academy’ to be trained in cyber crimes. According to them, while on training, they all carryout various functions such as Cooks, Duty master, ICT manager, etc, in the regimented premises to ensure a smooth running of the Academy.

At the time of their arrest, the following items were recovered from the suspects: 25 HP laptops, 5 Dell laptops, 1Lenovo laptop, 1 Toshiba laptop, 1 Asus laptop, 1 Acer laptop and accessories. Also recovered from them are; 13 Android phones of different models, 6 small phones, 1 MTN 4G Wi-Fi, 2 universal modems and 1 First Bank of Nigeria ATM card.The owners of the ‘Academy’ are still at large. At the conclusion of the ongoing Investigation, the culprits would be charged to court. 

[/read_more]

Today News Africa
Today News Africahttps://todaynewsafrica.com
Today News Africa is a US-based international news organization focused on US-Africa policy and breaking news. Our goal is to provide truthful and exclusive stories to a diverse audience across North America and the African Continent. Subscribe to our news page at https://todaynewsafrica.com/ and Follow us on Twitter @todaynewsafrica

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Now

TRENDING

Confidential U.S. government report concludes Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed leading ethnic cleansing in Tigray region

A confidential U.S. government report has concluded that the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Ethiopia along with allied militia fighters are leading a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing in Tigray."Whole villages were severely damaged or completely erased," the report, first obtained by The New York Times, says.It adds that fighters from the neighboring Amhara region of Ethiopia who moved to Tigray...

Stay connected

[/read_more]

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]

error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Share
Tweet
Reddit
Pocket
Share
More