The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Lucky Ebhogie, his mother, Margaret Sylvester, alongside Richman Kas Godwin, Israel Justin, and Precious Iwuji for internet-related fraud.
They were arrested on August 5, 2021, in the Sabo area of Kaduna, Kaduna State following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are 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 discovered 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.