The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Command, the Akwa Ibom state capital says plans are on to charge a set of twins and 26 others to court in Calabar in connection with alleged cyber crimes.
This was confirmed by the operatives of the anti-graft body in Uyo on Thursday, June 8, as they confirmed the arrest of two identical twins, Takwan Potential and Takwan Peter, apart from 26 others person in Cross River State.
EFCC said all the persons involved in the alleged internet fraud had been arrested since Tuesday, June 6, 2023, following credible intelligence linking them with cyber-related fraud.
Giving account of the the suspects, apart from the twins, the EFCC said that, “The other 26 suspects are: Takwan Emmanuel, Kelvin Onedu, Evans Edwin, David Osuji, Osang Tony, Confidence Oblech, Uche Chinedu, Gabriel Kanong, Ojong Victor, Ephraim Ikechukwu and Shedrack Mfon.
“Others include Godswill Omini, Walter Opha, Godswill Iti, Moses Sha, Prince Uba, Anyi Bassey, David Disi, Peter Silas, Christian Uche, Chidindu Oforji, Kelvin Anyanwu, Anthony Ojone, Samuel Disi, Gideon Joseph and Ezekiel Francis.”
The Nigeria’s anti-graft agency said that its preliminary investigations indicated that some of the suspects specialized in love scams, others engaged in fraudulent impersonation and obtaining by false pretence.
The EFCC listed the recovered items from the suspect to include mobile phones of different kinds, laptops, five cars and a wifi device.
The anti-graft body announced that all suspects mentioned will be charged to court soon.