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EFCC arrests Nigerian medical doctor, 17 others over internet fraud in Owerri

EFCC arrests Nigerian medical doctor, 17 others over internet fraud in Owerri





Eric Patrick


Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Wednesday arrested a 28-year-old Nigerian medical practitioner, Chijioke Precious and 17 others over alleged internet fraud in Owerri, Imo State.

The EFCC identified the other suspects, whose ages ranged between 21 and 34, as Anthony Joshua, Henry Mezie, Chukwuebuka Ahiwe, Michael Chinagorom, Jossy Irokwe, Ibe Chukwuebuka, Iroadinma Chibuike, Uchechukwu Divine and Nwosu Emmanuel.

Others are Kenneth Williams, Mmesoma Oparanozie, Chikezie Ogochukwu, Uchenna Ejiogu, Victor Chijioke, Chidera Cyprian, Chukwuebuka Precious and Anyaehie Kelvin.

   According to the EFCC on their verified Twitter account @officialEFCC, said the suspects were arrested around 1am on Wednesday in the Umuguma area of World Bank, Owerri, Imo State.

The EFCC said it recovered from the suspects luxurious cars, including one green Lexus ES 350, one blue Lexus ES 320, two Toyota Venza, one silver Lexus RX 350, one black Toyota vehicle and one white Mercedes Benz 4Matic.

Other items recovered include over 20 sophisticated mobile phones, more than 12 laptops, four inverter batteries, one big screen television and jewelries suspected to be proceeds of crime.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.



EFCC arrests Nigerian medical doctor, 17 others over internet fraud in Owerri


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