• The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two undergraduates and a corps member for their alleged involvement in internet scam in Enugu State.

    The suspects, Solomon Uchendu, Ndubisi Agu and Uchendo Chikwadu, were living at No. 4 Coal City University Close, Independence Layout, Enugu.

    One of the suspects, Solomon, who is currently undergoing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps, in Akoko, Ondo State, confessed that he had about seven different email accounts registered with different names.

    Solomon, further disclosed that most of his victims were from the U.S., Canada and Germany.

    According to him, “One Patricia from Canada gave me $1200USD; Larisa from Germany gave him $300USD; Ethel from the U.S. also gave me $300USD. All of them know me as Lincoln, but they don’t know that I live in Nigeria.”

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    The second suspect, Agu, a final year student of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu said he realized $13000USD between 2013 and February, 2014 from some of his victims across the world.

    The third suspect, 22-year-old Chikwadu, a native of Imezi LGA Enugu State, confessed that he had three fake drivers’ licences, which were procured in the names of John Omoaroijake, Gary Harry and Chikwadu Uchendu at a cyber cafe on Airport Road and at the licensing office at Jakpa Road in Warri, Delta State.

    Chikwadu said he met one 32 year-old nurse, Grace Talves of Blackpool, United Kingdom on a dating site.

    The suspect, who claimed to be Harry Phillp, 42, thereafter, began to send love scam mails and pictures to Talves, a British divorcee and mother of one, who is currently in Nigeria for an engineering job.

    He stated that he duped her £500, an Ipad and a Mac Air laptop.

    The suspects were arraigned before Justice D. V.Agishir of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, Enugu State for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence and Advanced Fee Fraud on Wednesday, February 3, 2015.

    Justice Agishir adjourned the case to February 10, 2015, and ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody.
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    1. tosin 9 years ago

      good development

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