EFCC Arrests Ten Suspected Internet Fraudsters

Miyuki

Administratrix
Staff member
From their Facebook account.

The Port Harcourt's Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested ten suspected Internet fraudsters. They were arrested in different locations and at different times across Port Harcourt (Rivers State), Warri (Delta State) and Asaba (Delta State) in a sting operation.

The suspects are: Alia Jamike Chinemerem; Ogbiugba Ifeany Henry; Uchanna Cyril; Samuel Obomovo; Israel Ogagaoghene; Israel Diaso; Aghariagbonse Destiny; Aretuemhen Frank, Paul Esibhakpen and Loius Idehen. Investigations showed that the suspects were involved in love scam with many of them purporting to be officers of American Army.

Various scam mails where the suspects posed as officers of US Army were traced to them. One of the suspects, Israel Diasco had successfully defrauded an Indian lady, Promilla Lama of huge amount of money still being verified. Another, Chinemerem, (alias Good Thaddy) confessed to be a picker.

A picker is a fraudster that provides foreign accounts to other Internet fraudsters which they usually used to receive money from any unfortunate victim. A picker is allegedly paid 30% of the total amount received in any of such accounts.

Meanwhile, the Port Harcourt's Zonal Office has secured 33 convictions so far in 2018. This was disclosed on Thursday, 20th December, 2018 by the Zonal Head, Mr. Nnaghe Obono Itam in a News Conference in Port Harcourt.

Also, a total sum of N1, 674, 891, 899( One Billion, Six Hundred and Seventy Four Million, Eight Hundred and Ninety One Thousand, Eight Hundred and Ninety Nine Naira) only had been recovered during the period. Also recovered were various sums of $ 552, 368. 55 (Five Hundred and Fifty Two Million, Three Hundred and Sixty Eight Thousand, Fifty Five Dollars) and 5, 225 Euros.

Meanwhile, the Port Harcourt's Zonal office has commenced investigation of a total number of 358 (Three Hundred and Fifty Eight) Trucks arrested for sundry illegal oil bunkering cases. They were handed over to the EFCC by the 6 Mechanized Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Itam said that the volume of petroleum products carried by the Trucks was 219, 688. 27 metric tonnes. The products are suspected to be Automotive Gas Oil (AGO). 18 Oil Vessels, 13 Barges and 2 Boats were also being investigated for illegal oil bunkering offenses.
 

De Master Yoda

Emeritus
Hey scammers where is DE SWAGGER now?
I hear that the prisons there are really AWFUL and with a bit of luck you will all get a visit and a present from Santa Bubba. :eek:
 

Sphinx

Administrator
Staff member
He's not making a list and he's checking it twice,
And he doesn't care if you're naughty or nice.
Santa Bubba is coming to your cell....

I guess they Won't be home for the holidays. ;)
 

De Master Yoda

Emeritus
The suspects are: Alia Jamike Chinemerem; Ogbiugba Ifeany Henry; Uchanna Cyril; Samuel Obomovo; Israel Ogagaoghene; Israel Diaso; Aghariagbonse Destiny; Aretuemhen Frank, Paul Esibhakpen and Loius Idehen. Investigations showed that the suspects were involved in love scam with many of them purporting to be officers of American Army.

Why are these scammers trying to hide their faces? Odd how they are ashamed of being scammers and low life thieves AFTER they are caught.

I bet their families are SO proud of them now :eek: Now the search engines will find them and show their activities on the internet for all to see.

I bet they are looking forward to seeing BUBBA and becoming his version of YAHOOOOO boys.

Yes Christmas in a cell while they contemplate what it is really like being a scammer.
 

De Master Yoda

Emeritus
For Alia Jamike Chinemerem; Ogbiugba Ifeany Henry; Uchanna Cyril; Samuel Obomovo; Israel Ogagaoghene; Israel Diaso; Aghariagbonse Destiny; Aretuemhen Frank, Paul Esibhakpen and Loius Idehen.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the cell
Not a creature was stirring, they were feeling unwell
The bribes were hung by the door with care,
In hopes that Bubba soon not would be there.

The inmates were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of westies danced in their heads.
And cellmates in here shivered with fear
It was rumored that bubba would soon be here.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to their wondering eyes should be seen,
But a vision of Bubba, boy he looks mean.
 

GhanaGeria

Na Frustrate Go Kill All Diss Phools?
I wonder how many of these mugus will truly serve any real jail time? I truly hope all of them “go get lock up finish”, but chances are, if they are all Big-Gee types, as they might be (based on some of the dollar amounts mentioned), then they may have connections, and someone may be able to pay to make a deal and get them out quickly. :cry:
 

Miyuki

Administratrix
Staff member
There have been cases that even if convicted on several charges the judge will order the sentences to run concurrently, not consecutively, so their jail time might be minimal. :confused:
 

GhanaGeria

Na Frustrate Go Kill All Diss Phools?
I am hoping this wasn't just a PR stunt on behalf of the EFCC to try to show they are making a difference by clamping down on some well known internet fraudsters. Probably approval of their operating budget for 2019 is also on the line right now and they need to justify their existence.
 
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