Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has apprehended ten suspected Internet fraudsters.
They were arrested in different locations and at different times across Port Harcourt (Rivers State), Warri (Delta State) and Asaba (Delta State) during a sting operation.
The suspects are Alia Jamike Chinemerem, Ogbiugba Ifeany Henry, Uchanna Cyril, Samuel Obomovo, Israel Ogagaoghene, Israel Diaso, Aghariagbonse Destiny, Aretuemhen Frank, Paul Esibhakpen, and Loius Idehen.
Investigations revealed that the suspects were involved in love scam with many of them purporting to be officers of American Army.
Various scam emails where the suspects posed as officers of US Army were traced to them. One of the suspects, Israel Diasco had successfully defrauded an Indian lady, Promilla Lama of a huge amount of money still being verified. Another, Chinemerem, (alias Good Thaddy) confessed to being a picker.