Tue. Oct 19th, 2021

Mother, Son in EFCC Net Over Alleged N50m Internet Fraud

Mother, Son In EFCC Net Over Alleged N50m Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has arrested one Ibeh Theophilus Uche alongside his mother, for their involvement in alleged internet fraud to the tune of N50 million.

The EFCC said Ibeh who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 10 Kobo Wine Place, Ikotun, Lagos and his mother were arrested by it’s operatives.

Statement issued by the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity stated that the 28-year-old Suspect was arrested recently in his room in Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, following credible intelligence reports about his alleged criminal activities.

The EFCC said during interrogation, Uche, who presents himself variously as Rachael Armstrong, Keanu Reeves, Rebekah Schwarzenberger, Keanu Private, Elizabeth Hortman and Stefan Paulson, confessed to being into Bitcoin investment scam, romance scam and identity theft.

It also stated that the suspect also confessed to have defrauded his victims to the tune of about N50m, since he started the criminal activities in 2020.

The anti-graft agency further stated that Investigations revealed that the suspect had been using a First Bank account belonging to his mother, who is one of his accomplices, to launder the proceeds of his alleged criminal activities.

Items recovered from the suspect are one iPhone 11 Pro Max; one iPhone 12 pro max; two MacBook Pro laptops; a PlayStation 5; an iPad and a small Nokia touch phone.

Others are a Mercedes Benz S550 2015 Sedan car and a Lexus RX 350 SUV 2016, among other incriminating items.

The suspect according to the agency will soon be charged to court.