EFCC Arrests Two Music Producers, Four Others For Alleged Internet Fraud In Akwa Ibom State
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo zonal office, have arrested two music producers and four others over their alleged involvement in Internet fraud in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale and released on Friday, the music producers are John Obot and Odok Valentine. Others are; Emdiong Iwoenang ; Christian Alvan Okechukwu, Innocent Japhet and Edem Uwana.
The EFCC said the six men were arrested recently at their apartment located on 3 Ring Road, off Shelter Afrique, Uyo.
Items recovered from them, at the point of arrest, are: five laptops; 11 mobile phones; one grey -coloured Mazda 3, a black- coloured Lexus ES 350 and a silver- coloured Toyota Camry car, the EFCC said.
Forensic analyses of the 5 laptops and 11 phones recovered from them, revealed evidences of their various levels of involvement in cyber crimes.
The EFCC said that based on the incriminating evidences against them, they all owned up and made confessional statements. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
This is coming just few days after the EFCC arrested three suspected Internet fraudsters for their alleged involvement in romance scam, identity theft and other Internet-related fraud in Abuja.