Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office on Monday, 28 June, 2021 arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters, at Royal Palm Estate, Peter Odili Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The suspects: Ebitamuno Abereoku; Theophilus Monday; Godgift Clinton; Joshua Pina; Bright James Achesomie; Samuel Akunna, Ugbe John Paul and Harvey Orji were arrested based on verified intelligence by the EFCC. Preliminary investigations linked them with suspected bitcoin and romance fraud .
Items recovered from the suspects include three exotic cars: one ash- coloured Lexus ES 350 car, one white- coloured Lexus RS 330 Sports Utility Vehicle, one white- coloured Land Cruiser Sports Utility Vehicle. Others are 11 different models of iPhones, 4 different models of other phones; 3 laptops; 3 zealot speakers; 2 smart watches, two ATM cards and one Identity Card.
The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.