It is the end of the road for three young men identified as Marvin Nwankwo, Prince Ojenike and Jude Olatekobowale who were recently arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) as suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja.
According to reports, the suspects turned No 24, 1st Avenue, Fort Royal Estate, Airport road, Abuja into their office where they apparently used laptops, phone and other gadgets to defraud innocent people, including foreigners of hard earned money and other valuables.
It was gathered that the suspects operated with fake names on social media. They reportedly created several Facebook accounts with the following names: Rodney David; David Rodgers and Carlos David, which they use to communicate with unsuspecting victims and eventually use to defraud them.
Marvin Nwankwo, Prince Ojenike and Jude Olatekobowale were recently arrested by EFCC as suspected internet fraudsters (Picture/UGC)
According to a statement, EFCC received intelligent reports on the three suspects who used proceeds from the fraud to acquire different properties such as cars which include a GLK Mercedes Benz Jeep, a Toyota Corolla, amongst others.
Based on the reports, the activities of the suspects were monitored by operatives of the antigraft agency and they were nabbed.
Several laptops of different makes, very expensive mobile phones, modems, many Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards and others were recovered.
In like manner, just recently, the southeast zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested three suspected internet fraudsters in Enugu. Oluka said that the suspects, including the wife of them, were arrested in their homes at Independence Layout, Enugu, following intelligence reports.