Two more suspects wanted by the US Federal Bereau of Investigation (FBI) have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The suspects identified as Ogbonnah Atoukaritou and Alpha Chidi Egbeonu, were arrested in Port Harcourt and Owerri respectively. While Ogbonnah was accused of being the leader of a loose “syndicate of fraudsters allegedly” engaged in business email compromise, Egbeonu on the other hand reportedly defrauded a US- based victim, Goldberg Segalla LLP and other yet to be identified victims.
Read EFCC’s full statement below;
EFCC ARRESTS TWO SUSPECTED FBI- LINKED INTERNET FRAUDSTERS.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested two suspected internet fraudsters linked to the on- going collaborative investigations between the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI.
The suspects were separately arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Owerri, Imo State. One of them, Ogbonnah Atoukaritou, a leader of a loose syndicate of fraudsters allegedly engaged in Business Email Compromise, BEC, was arrested in Port Harcourt while the other suspect, Alpha Chidi Egbeonu, suspected to be involved in defrauding a US- based victim, Goldberg Segalla LLP and other yet to be identified victims, was arrested in Owerri.
Items recovered from the suspects include laptops, android phones, land documents, hard disks, Central Processing Unit, warehouse and a recently built house, now attached by the EFCC.
The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.