EFCC Arrests Suspected Internet Fraud Kingpin in Umuahia

EFCC Arrests Suspected Internet Fraud Kingpin in Umuahia


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Operatives of Port Harcourt Zonal Office have arrested a suspected internet fraud kingpin, Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna (a.k.a Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha).

According to a statement by Acting Head, Media & Publicity, Tony Orilade, the suspect was arrested in his residence on Uzuakoli Road by Umuada Junction, Umuahia, Abia State on January 26, following intelligence on his alleged fraudulent internet activities.

“Ikenna’s specialty is Business Email Compromise (BEC) and identity fraud. His victims allegedly include a major United States bank.

“Properties linked to the suspects include 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,” the statement noted.

EFCC said a number of devices were recovered from the suspect at the point of his arrest and that he will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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