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Police Arrests Two For Identity Theft, Scam In Abuja | READ MORE


Police Arrests Two For Identity Theft, Scam In Abuja | READ MORE

Two suspects; Jerry Okoye and Ifeanyi Nwosu both resident in Panasonic estate in Idu, Abuja, have been arrested by the police for alleged criminal conspiracy, identity theft and romance scam.

According to a release by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Wednesday, the suspects who were arrested by the Nigeria Police Force National Cyber crime Centre, “have confessed to their participation in computer-related frauds associated with romance scams and identity theft. Substantial evidence from their electronic devices has shed light on their criminal activities.”

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The release added;

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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 dating 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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