Written by Joseph Jakpa Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:24
The EFCC has intensified its crackdown on internet scammers with its recent bust of seven youngundergraduates of different tertiary insitutions.
The undergraduates were picked in two houses at Lekki County Homes and Lekki Phase One, both in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State following intelligence report on their alleged involvement in sundry internet scams.
According to EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the raid on the two houses on April 6, led to the arrest of seven suspects, all undergraduates, and study various courses in some of the nation’s tertiary institutions.
He added: “The undergraduates, who are within the age-range of 21 and 29 years, include Elete Fred Debi, a 500-level student of Physics/Production Technology of the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. Others are: Ese Iriruaga, 300-level student of Geology, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State; Couson Jimmy, 300-level student of Computer Science, Benson Idahosa, University, Benin-City,Edo State; Anthony Onos, 200-level student of Political Science, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State; Omene Stephen, 200-level student of Computer Science, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State; Kome Emmanuel, 200-level student of Petroleum Engineering, University of Port-Harcourt and Shola Muyiwa of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State.”
One of them, Shola Muyiwa, allegedly confessed that, he recently collected $100 from one of his victims, Dora Hunt, based in North Carolina, United States of America.
Various items were recovered from the suspects such as laptop computers, expensive phones, ipads and exotic cars, including a Range Rover Evogue; Honda Crosstour , Mercedes Benz C 300 4matic, S 300 Mercedes Benz and Acura ZDX SUV.
Uwujaren revealed that the suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.