EFCC arrests mother and son for a 50m naira internet fraud

IIbeh Theophilus Uche, a 28-year-old man, and his mother have been arrested by investigators of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, for their alleged involvement in internet fraud to the tune of about N50million. 

Uche, the runs 10 Kobo Wine Place, Ikotun, Lagos, was arrested in his room in Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, with the help of plausible intelligence reports about his alleged illegal activities.

During interrogation, Uche, who was disguised 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.

The suspect also admitted to having defrauded his victims to the tune of about N50m, since he started the criminal activities in 2020.

Investigations uncovered that the suspect had been using a First Bank account belonging to his mother, who is one of his confederates, 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 suspects will be charged to court soon.