EFCC arrests 4 undergraduates over alleged N43m romance scam

EFCC arrests 4 undergraduates over alleged N43m romance scam

- EFCC said it has arrested four undergraduates in Port Harcourt, Rivers state

- The anti-graft agency revealed that the students allegedly defrauded 15 victims of $111,500 (N43,096,980)

- Items recovered from the undergraduates at their hideout in Port Harcourt included phones, laptops

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The fight against cybercrime received a massive boost as the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Port Harcourt zonal office arrested four students for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the anti-graft agency on Thursday, August 20, via a series of tweets on its official Twitter page.

The arrested fraudsters who are all undergraduates at the University of Port Harcourt include Prince Hyacinth; Rex Emadifie Oghene, Odili Ifeayi, and Uduak Samuel Williams.

They were picked up on Thursday, August 20, from their hideout at Chibiak Avenue, Elenpranwo, Ada George, Port Harcourt.

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EFCC arrests 4 undergraduates over alleged N43m romance scam
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 4 students for their alleged involvement in internet fraud. Photo credit: EFCC/Twitter
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The students allegedly defrauded 15 victims of $111,500 (43,096,980). Items recovered from the boys included laptops and mobile gadgets of sophisticated grades.

According to the anti-graft agency, the suspects are majorly involved in a romance scam and also act as pickers for an organized ring of fraudsters.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that social media celebrity and skit maker Adedamola Adewale Rukayat Adeherself was granted bail at the sum of N500k by an Ikeja special offence court.

She was in the custody of EFCC after she was picked up some weeks ago over an alleged internet fraud case.

Recall that fans of the young lady were thrown into a state of frenzy after the EFCC disclosed that she was among other suspects who were nabbed during a special raid.

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The anti-graft agency in an official statement shared on Twitter said the young lady and some others were picked up in different areas of Lagos.

In a related development, EFCC operatives arrested 32 cyber fraudsters. The disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday, August 11.

EFCC said among the arrested fraudsters, three of them are serving corps members while 19 are undergraduates in Nigerian institutions.

The commission also disclosed that the fraudsters were arrested after intelligence report in Ogbomosho area of Oyo state by its Ibadan zonal office operatives.

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