Two wanted internet fraudsters have been arrested Saturday by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The arrest was carried out by the Port Harcourt Zonal Office.
The suspects, Ogbonnah Atoukaritou and Alpha Chidi Egbeonu were alleged to be involved in internet fraud.
They were linked to the on-going collaborative investigations between the EFCC and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States. The two suspects were separately arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Owerri, Imo State.
One of them, Ogbonnah Atoukaritou, a leader of a loose syndicate of fraudsters allegedly engaged in Business Email Compromise (BEC). He was arrested in Port Harcourt.
Alpha Chidi Egbeonu, suspected to be involved in defrauding a US- based victim, Goldberg Segalla LLP was arrested in Owerri.
Items and property recovered from the suspects include laptops, android phones and land documents. Others were hard disks, Central Processing Unit, a warehouse and a recently built house.
The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, the EFCC said.