June 24, 2024

EFCC arrests twins, 26 others for internet fraud in Calabar

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Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested identical twins, Takwan Potential and Takwan Peter, and 26 others for alleged internet fraud in Calabar, Cross River State.

The suspects were arrested on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, following credible intelligence linking them with suspected internet-related fraud.

The other 26 suspects were identified as Takwan Emmanuel, Kelvin Onedu, Evans Edwin, David Osuji, Osang Tony, Confidence Oblech, Uche Chinedu, Gabriel Kanong, Ojong Victor, Ephraim Ikechukwu and Shedrack Mfon.

Others are Godswill Omini, Walter Opha, Godswill Iti, Moses Sha, Prince Uba, Anyi Bassey, David Disi, Peter Silas, Christian Uche, Chidindu Oforji, Kelvin Anyanwu, Anthony Ojone, Samuel Disi, Gideon Joseph and Ezekiel Francis.

Preliminary investigations showed that while some of the suspects specialized in love scams, others engaged in fraudulent impersonation and obtaining by false pretence.

Items recovered from them include several mobile phones, laptops, five cars and a wifi device.

The anti-graft agency added that suspects will soon be charged to court.

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