In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 20th, August, 2020

Drama As EFCC Storms Port Harcourt, Nabs four UNIPORT Undergraduates Concerned In ‘Yahoo Yahoo’

Drama As EFCC Storms Port Harcourt, Nabs 4 UNIPORT Undergraduates Involved In 'Yahoo Yahoo'


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The Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, have arrested 4 college students of the College of Port Harcourt for alleged involvement in web fraud, in line with a report by Vanguard.

That is simply because the EFCC additionally secured the conviction of Chamseddine Waell Mohammed and Dina Jihad Khali who each pleaded responsible to the separate one-count cost of Cash Laundering most well-liked towards them by the fee.

The suspects, Prince Hyacinth, Rex Emadifie Oghene, Odili Ifeayi, and Uduak Samuel Williams, had been picked up on Thursday from their alleged hideout at Chibiak Avenue, Elenpranwo, Ada George space of Port Harcourt.

In a press release in Port Harcourt by the Public Affairs Division, the fee famous that one Tecno Spark four belonging to Prince Hyacinth; one iPhone 11 Professional Max, two Infinix Sizzling and one apple Laptop computer belonging to Odili Ifeayi; one iPhone 7 and two iPhone 11 belonging to Rex Emadifie  Oghene and one iPhone eight+, one Acer Laptop computer and one HP Laptop computer belonging Uduak Samuel Williams, had been recovered.

The assertion famous that preliminary investigation carried out confirmed that the suspects had been primarily concerned in a romance rip-off and likewise act as pickers for an organized ring of fraudsters.

It additionally famous that whereas Prince Hyacinth parades himself as a Spain-based marine engineer to bait his victims, Rex Emadifie Oghene poses as a rig engineer based mostly within the United State.

It additional acknowledged that the 2 different suspects, Odili Ifeayi and Uduak Samuel Williams current themselves as rig/marine engineers to defraud their victims, noting that between the 4, a complete heist of $111,500 from 15 victims has handed by their palms.

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In the meantime, when the cost towards the 2 Lebanese was learn, each pleaded responsible to the one depend bothering on cash laundry and smuggling.

Reviewing information of the case, prosecuting counsel Aso Larrys Peters tendered some paperwork, which included A call for participation from Customs and statements of the defendants, as reveals.

Principal Detective Superintendent Macaulay Olayinka whereas being led in proof by the prosecution counsel, instructed the court docket that, the 2 convicts had been arrested for making an attempt to smuggle a complete sum of $890,000 USD (Eight Hundred and Ninety Thousand United States US ) out of Nigeria, by the Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport, Omagwa.

Nonetheless, Justice I.  M. Sani of the Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has a judgment earlier yesterday sentenced the 2 Lebanese charged with the laundry to 2 years’ imprisonment with an choice of positive of One Million Naira every.

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