The Port-Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested arrested four students of the University of Port Harcourt for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
The four young men, who allegedly defrauded 15 victims of $111,500( One Hundred and Eleven Thousand, Five Hundred United States Dollars) are: Prince Hyacinth; Rex Emadifie Oghene, Odili Ifeayi and Uduak Samuel Williams.
They were arrested on August 20th, 2020, from their hideout at Chibiak Avenue, Elenpranwo, Ada George, Port Harcourt.
A preliminary investigation established that the suspects are majorly involved in a romance scam and also act as pickers for organized ring of fraudsters.
Alleged $111,500 Internet Fraud: EFCC Arrests 4 Uniport Undergraduates In Port Harcourt pic.twitter.com/e54EFcWbUB
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) August 20, 2020
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.