Alpha Chidi (suspect)
Alpha Chidi (suspect)

FBI Internet Fraud: EFCC Arrests More Suspects

FBI list: Two suspects nabbed.  

Funsho Akinwale

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who have been on a manhunt for internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo boys, after the fraud indictment on some Nigerians by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, have arrested two Nigerians in connection with the case.

The Port Harcourt zonal office of the commission on Saturday separately nabbed two suspects in Owerri, Imo State, and Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Ogbonnah Atoukaritou, a leader of a loose syndicate of fraudsters, who allegedly engaged in business email compromise, was arrested in Port Harcourt, while the other suspect, Alpha Chidi Egbeonu, who was said to be involved in defrauding a US-based victim, Goldberg Segalla LLP, and other yet to be identified victims, was arrested in Owerri.

Items such as laptops, android phones, land documents, hard disks, Central Processing Unit, were recovered from them.

As soon as investigations are concluded, the suspects will be charged to court.

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