EFCC nabs fraudster with nine 3-bedroom flats, mansion, other properties

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a suspected Internet fraudster in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

The suspect, identified as Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna, aka Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha, was apprehended at his residence on the Uzuakoli Road by the Umunda junction, Umuahia.

A statement on Tuesday by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the EFCC indicated that the suspect was nabbed on January 26, 2020, following intelligence report on his fraudulent activities.

It was gathered that Ikenna specialised in business email compromise and identity fraud, while one of his victims was identified as a major bank in the United States of America.

The EFCC stated, “Personnel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Port Harcourt Zonal Office, have arrested a suspected Internet fraud kingpin, Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna, aka Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha, in Abia State.

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“The suspect was arrested in his residence on the Uzuakoli Road by the Umuada Junction, Umuahia, Abia State, on January 26, 2020, following intelligence on his alleged fraudulent Internet activities.

“Ikenna’s specialities are business email compromise and identity fraud. His victims include a major United States bank.”

Properties linked to the suspects are a mansion with swimming pool, a petrol station and nine units of three-bedroom apartments, all in Umuahia, and a palatial bungalow in his village.

Our correspondent learnt that the devices used for the illicit business were recovered from the suspect.

The anti-graft agency added that the suspect would be arraigned at the end of the ongoing investigation.

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