EFCC Nabs Abuja Internet Fraudsters, Man with 41 ATM Cards, POS Machine
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested a 27 years old suspect and indigene of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nwamannah Chuks Ifeanyi, for alleged ATM card fraud.
He was picked up on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Fruits Market, Wuse Zone II, Abuja, following an intelligence report.
At the point of arrest, 41 ATM cards of different banks, bearing various names, were found in his possession.
Other items recovered from him are a Toyota Venza car with Registration Number KUJ -300 MK, one PoS Machine, two Apple Laptop computers, six iPhones, one Nokia torchlight, one Apple wrist watch and one Driver’s license.
The Benue State University graduate of Political Science and agent to a soccer betting company, claims he uses the ATM cards for Chargeback.
Chargeback is the fraudulent act of using an ATM card to withdraw money and afterwards call the bank to dispute the transaction and ask for a reversal.
He will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
EFCC Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Abuja
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 18 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja.
The suspects are: ThankGod Oche, Joshua Olohja, Adamu Abdulkadir, David Bruno Bidemi, Emmanuel Avoh, Micheal Oche, Francis Abbah, Kayode Itodo, Shedrack Chibuike, Okeowo Elijah.
Others are: Victor Emmanuel, Emmanuel Edache, Abah Joseph Theophilus, Sunday Agidani, Elijah Adamu, Emmanuel Ahme, Moses Agada and Adacole Michel.
They were arrested on July 5, 2022 at Trademore Estate, Lugbe, Abuja, following intelligence reports received by the Commission about their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.
Items recovered from the suspects include a Lexus car, laptop computers, and mobile phones.
The suspects will be charged to court after investigations are concluded.
EFCC Arraigns Fake FBI Director
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a fake Director of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Adamu Yahaya Jiyaba before Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
He was arraigned on a one- count charge bordering on cybercrime.
The charge reads: “that you, Adamu Yayaha Jiyaba sometime in 2022 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence to wit: imputed a data that you are Robert S. Muller, the FBI Director with the intention that such inauthentic data will be considered or acted upon and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 13 of the Cybercrime (Provision, Prevention, etc.) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same Section of the Act.”
He pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Justice Afolabi adjourned the matter till October 26 and 27 2022 for commencement of trial, while Jiyaba was remanded in the Lafia Correctional Centre.
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