Tuesday, February 4, 2020

EFCC nabs suspected internet fraudster in Abia

Men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt Zonal operation said they have arrested a suspected Internet fraud kingpin, Kingsley Ikenna Onwuzuruike (a.k.a Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha) in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

According to a statement by the Public Affairs department of the zonal office of the commission in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Tuesday, Onwuzuruike specialized in defrauding banks in the United States of America, through “compromised business email messages” to his unsuspected victims.

He was reportedly nabbed by the operatives of the financial crime-fighting agency of the Federal Government on January 20, 2020 in his residence at Uzuakoli road in Umuahia following intelligence report on his fraudulent activities. He is presently being quizzed at the commission’s investigation cell.

Some of the properties allegedly linked to him include “a mansion with swimming pool, a petrol station and nine units of three bedroom apartments all in Umuahia and a palatial bungalow in his village.

“At the point of his arrest, a number of devices were recovered from him.” The EFCC said.

They noted that Onwuzuruike would be taken to court when investigation into the allegation was completed.