EFCC arrests son and mother for alleged N50m internet fraud


On Friday, the anti-graft agency, Economic Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zone Office, apprehended Ibeh Theophilus Uche, the Chief Executive Officer of 10 Kobo Wine Place located in Ikotun, Lagos.

Uche and his mother were arrested for allegedly involving themselves in a computer-related fraud amounting to N50m, a crime they committed in Lagos.

According to the statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, on Saturday stated that the 28-year-old suspect was arrested in his room in Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos after they gathered verified intelligence about his alleged criminal activities.

During interrogation, Uche confessed to being into Bitcoin investment scam, romance scam and identity theft, often presenting himself as Rachael Armstrong, Keanu Reeves, Rebekah Schwarzenberger, Keanu Private, Elizabeth Hortman and Stefan Paulson.

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According to the statement, Uche also confessed to have defrauded his victims up to N50m since he begun the criminal acts.

The statement further revealed, “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.”

Other items in his possession include Mercedes Benz S550 2015, Sedan car and a Lexus RX 350 SUV 2016, among other compromising items.

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EFCC says the suspect would soon be charged to court.

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