Police arrest 2 Romance scammers, identity thieves/cybercriminals in Abuja - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, October 5, 2023

Police arrest 2 Romance scammers, identity thieves/cybercriminals in Abuja

Operatives of the National Cybercrime Centre of the Nigeria Police have arrested two notorious suspects involved in romance scams, identity theft and criminal conspiracy perperated through the cyber space

Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Muyiwa Adejobi said their arrest followed a matching order by the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun to bequeath to Nigerians, a safer cyber space

"These suspects; Jerry Okoye and Ifeanyi Nwosu, both residents of Panasonic Estate in Idu, Abuja, have confessed to their participation in computer-related frauds associated with romance scams and identity theft.

Adejobi said, "Substantial evidence from their electronic devices has shed light on their criminal activities.

"Jerry Okoye, a former student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), claimed to have been in the music industry since 2016 and operates a public relations company. 

"However, he confessed to engaging in fraudulent activities dated back to 2014, primarily through Facebook. 

"The investigation also uncovered compelling evidence, linking him to fraud and romance scams, extending up to the present day.

"Similarly, Ifeanyi Nwosu, a close associate of Jerry Okoye, who was arrested along with the first suspect, claimed that his visit to the residence was for music recording purposes.

"However, he admitted to having a unique connection with a 69-year-old white woman known as Winnie, whom he identifies as both a fan and a friend.

"This connection goes beyond casual friendship as evidence indicating a series of cash exchanges between Ifeanyi Nwosu and the elderly woman have come to light.

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