A young medical practitioner, Chijioke Precious, 28, has been arrested by operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged internet fraud in Owerri, Imo State.
According to the EFCC, Precious was arrested around 1 am on Wednesday at Umuguma area of “World Bank” in Owerri, alongside 17 other suspected fraudsters.
The 17 others whose ages range between 21 and 34 are; Anthony Joshua, Henry Mezie, Chukwuebuka Ahiwe, Michael Chinagorom, Jossy Irokwe, Ibe Chukwuebuka, Iroadinma Chibuike, Uchechukwu Divine and Nwosu Emmanuel.
Others include Kenneth Williams, Mmesoma Oparanozie, Chikezie Ogochukwu, Uchenna Ejiogu, Victor Chijioke, Chidera Cyprian, Chukwuebuka Precious and Anyaehie Kelvin.
In a press release, the agency said they recovered 7 luxurious cars which include, one green Lexus ES350, one blue Lexus ES320, two Toyota Venza, one silver Lexus RX 350, one black Toyota, and one white Mercedes Benz 4Matic from some of the suspects.
Other items recovered include over 20 sophisticated mobile phones, more than 12 laptops, four inverter batteries, one big screen television, and jewelries suspected to be proceeds of crime.
The suspects will all be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.