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EFCC Arrests Son, Mother Engaged In Multi-million Naira Internet Scam

EFCC Arrests Son, Mother Engaged In Multi-million Naira Internet Scam

Operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested Ibeh Theophilus Uche, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), 10 Kobo Wine Place, Ikotun, Lagos, alongside his mother for their alleged involvement in internet fraud to the tune of N50 million in Lagos.

It was learnt that the 28-year-old suspect was arrested recently in his room in Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, following credible intelligence reports about his alleged criminal activities.

EFCC Arrests Son, Mother Engaged In Multi-million Naira Internet Scam
EFCC Arrests Son, Mother Engaged In Multi-million Naira Internet Scam

A statement by the EFCC’S Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwajaren on Friday said during interrogation, Uche, who presented himself “variously as Rachael Armstrong, Keanu Reeves, Rebekah Schwarzenberger, Keanu Private, Elizabeth Hortman and Stefan Paulson”, confessed to being into Bitcoin investment scam, romance scam and identity theft.

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The statement said, “The suspect also confessed to have defrauded his victims to the tune of about N50 million since he started the criminal activities in 2020.

“Investigations revealed that the suspect had been using a First Bank account belonging to his mother, who is one of his accomplices, to launder the proceeds of his alleged criminal activities.

“Items recovered from the suspect are one iPhone 11 Pro Max; one iPhone 12 pro max; two MacBook Pro laptops; a PlayStation 5; an iPad and a small Nokia touch phone.

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“Others are a Mercedes Benz S550 2015 Sedan car and a Lexus RX 350 SUV 2016, among other incriminating items.”

The spokesperson for the anti-graft agency said the suspect would soon be charged to court.

EFCC Arrests Son, Mother Engaged In Multi-million Naira Internet Scam

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