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Fraud: EFCC Nabs Four University Of Port Harcourt Undergraduates

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The Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC), have arrested four undergraduates of the University of Port Harcourt.

They were arrested by operatives of the Port Harcourt zonal office of the EFCC for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The quartet, who allegedly defrauded 15 victims of $111,500( One Hundred and Eleven Thousand, Five Hundred United States Dollars) includes Prince Hyacinth, Rex Emadifie Oghene, Odili Ifeayi, and Uduak Samuel Williams.

 

They were arrested on Thursday, August 20, at their hideout at Chibiak Avenue, Elenpranwo, Ada George, Port Harcourt.

 ?EFCC arrests 4 Uniport Undergraduates in Port Harcourt over alleged $111,500 Internet Fraud

Upon their arrest, the following items were recovered: one Tecno Spark 4 belonging to Prince Hyacinth; one Iphone 11 Pro Max, two Infinix Hot and one Apple Laptop belonging to Odili Ifeayi; one Iphone 7 and two Iphone 11 belonging to Rex Emadifie Oghene and one iphone 8+, one Acer Laptop and one HP Laptop belonging Uduak Samuel Williams.

 

 ?EFCC arrests 4 Uniport Undergraduates in Port Harcourt over alleged $111,500 Internet Fraud

 

A preliminary investigation established that the suspects are majorly involved in a romance scam and also act as pickers for organized ring of fraudsters.

 

While Prince Hyacinth parades himself as a Spain-based Marine Engineer to bait his victims, Rex Emadifie Oghene poses as a Rig Engineer based in the United State. The two other suspects, Odili Ifeayi and Uduak Samuel Williams present themselves as Rig/Marine Engineers to defraud their victims.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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