BY AGENCY REPORTER
A man has allegedly recruited his mother to scams; fake his suspecting internet clients as they impersonate the identities of United States military personnel on foreign missions to deceive their victims.
The Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission eventually arrested the suspect called Lucky Ebhogie, Richman Godwin, Israel Justin and Precious Iwuji in connection to the Internet-related fraud.
They were arrested on August 5, 2021, in the Sabo area of Kaduna, following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are mostly involved in impersonation and romance scams; faking the identities of United States military personnel on foreign missions to deceive their victims.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, titled, ‘EFCC arrests son, mother, others for Internet fraud in Kaduna.’
The agency said Ebhogie allegedly recruited his mother into the scam by using her account to launder suspected proceeds of crime.
The statement read, “On July 30, 2021, he purchased a Mercedes Benz GLK car for N7 million through the mother’s bank account.
“Another suspect, Iwuji was discovered to have sold her photographs and Facebook account to internet fraudsters, which they used to ensnare their victims.
‘The suspects will soon be charged to court.”