Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Port-Harcourt office said they have arrested a suspected Internet fraud kingpin; Kingsley Ikenna Onwuzuruike (a.k.a Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha, TMT) in, Umuahia, Abia State.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Public Affairs department of the zonal office of the EFCC at Port-Harcourt on Tuesday, February 5.
Onwuzuruike, according to the statement, specialised in defrauding banks in the United States of America; through “compromised business email messages” to his unsuspected victims.
He was reportedly nabbed by the operatives on January 20 in his residence at Uzuakoli road in Umuahia; following intelligence report on his fraudulent activities.
He is presently being quizzed at the commission’s investigation cell.
Some of the properties allegedly linked to him 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.”
“At the point of his arrest, a number of devices were recovered from him,” the EFCC said.
They noted that Onwuzuruike would be taken to court when investigation into the allegation was completed.