EFCC Press Release: EFCC Arraigns Seven Internet Fraudsters

By Wilson Uwujaren

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Seven internet fraudsters: Philip Agbodobri (alias Daniel Karlssom) Peter Sunday (alias Richmon), Nnamdi Obinna, Amegor Ovenseri, Eloghosa Ocikiabor (alias Kristopher Kole), Osagie Aghedo Bliss, Idehen Obabueki Bleek before Justice P.I Ajoku of the Federal High Court 2, Benin on separate charges bordering on conspiracy to commit felony to wit: obtaining money under false pretences, respectively. The suspected internet fraudsters were arraigned at different dates between the 18th, 21st and 22nd of February, 2013. They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.

One of the charge against them reads in part; “that you Philip Agbodobri (alias Daniel Karlssom) Peter Sunday (alias Richmon), Nnamdi Obinna, Amegor Ovenseri, Eloghosa Ocikiabor (alias Kristopher Kole), Osagie Aghedo Bliss, Idehen Obabueki Bleek on or about the month of October, 2012 (and 18th day of January, 2013), at Siluko Road, Benin City within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 8(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act 2006 and punishable under section 1(3) of the said Act.

In view of their plea, prosecuting counsel sought the leave of the court for a short date for trial. Justice Ajoku reserved ruling on their bail applications for February 27, 28, 29 and March 4; and adjourned to April 22, 25 and 29 for trials. The court ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody.

The fraudsters were among the twenty suspected internet fraudsters arrested by men of the JTF, 4 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Benin and handed over to the EFCC, January 18th, 2013, for further investigation and possible prosecution.

Meanwhile, twelve others had been arraigned earlier before Justice A. M Liman on separate charges bordering on obtaining money by false pretence. They were subsequently granted bail.

At the point of arrest, the suspected fraudsters who had in their possession forty five (45) laptops of different make, twenty eight (28) telephone sets, eight (8) internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG at the point of arrest includes: Idehen Obabueki, Adesa Lucky, Usuagu Uche, Eloghosa Olikiabor, Larry Edomwonyi, Amowie Maike, Francis Ezegbede, Itua Samuel and Endurance John Egbeifo. Others are Amegor Ovenseri, Iyen Ighodaro, Philip Agbodori, Lucky Robinson, Nnadi Obinna, Osabuohien Osahon, Chinenu Eze, Peter Sunday, Solomon Ogu, Niyi Femi and Osagie Aghedo.

Wilson Uwujaren
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity
22nd February, 2013

 
 

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All Igbos are survive through criminality worldwide

These guys are not criminals? While all of them are from genes of kidnapers, armedrobbers, cocaine pushers, cultism n other worst criminalities.

@the person that said "Ibo

@the person that said "Ibo people". With people like you, it is no wonder Nigeria can not get past this tribalism.

FOOL

Did you check the names correctly?

IBO PEOPLE NAWAWOooooo

IBO PEOPLE?

Suspect parade is worldwide

"HOW CAN YOU PUBLICISE THEIR FACES WHEN THEY HAVE NOT BEEN FOUND GUILTY? IF THE COURT FOUND THEM INNOCENT CAN YOU GUYS RESTORE THEIR DIGNITY? AFTER THIS FACIAL SCANDAL? EVEN IN ADVANCE COUNTRIES THAT ARE MAJOR VICTIMS OF SCAM WILL NOT SHOW A SUSPECT PICTURE UNTIL HE/SHE IS FOUND GUILTY OF SUCH CRIME. "

Is an American tradition and is called a suspects parade. We all know the face of Umar Abdulmutallib, Khalid sheikh Muhammad, O. J. Simpson, Micheal Jackson ... before their conviction. This is world wide even in Europe, remember Andres Brevick who was paraded before the press two days after his arrest?

USELESS COUNTRY. THE PRESS

USELESS COUNTRY. THE PRESS ARE EVEN PART OF THE PROBLEM. HOW CAN YOU PUBLICISE THEIR FACES WHEN THEY HAVE NOT BEEN FOUND GUILTY? IF THE COURT FOUND THEM INNOCENT CAN YOU GUYS RESTORE THEIR DIGNITY? AFTER THIS FACIAL SCANDAL? EVEN IN ADVANCE COUNTRIES THAT ARE MAJOR VICTIMS OF SCAM WILL NOT SHOW A SUSPECT PICTURE UNTIL HE/SHE IS FOUND GUILTY OF SUCH CRIME. IF OUR ILLITERATE POLICE WILL CONCLUDE YOU ARE A FRAUD STAR ONCE THEY SEE YOU WITH LAPTOP, OR IN A CAFE. THEY DON'T INVESTIGATE ANYTHING, JUST ASSUMPTION AND I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THESE FEW GUYS ARRAIGNED HERE ARE THE ONE'S THAT COULDN'T MEETUP WITH THEIR BRIBE DEMAND. SMH

Lousy EFCC

Wilson Uwujaren, you guys at EFCC must be ashamed of yourselves. Am not in any way supporting the Internet Fraudsters, but what happened to all the high profile ex-Governors and Political Office holders who have stolen the country blind? EFCC has left those cases and are going about collecting debts for people.
Shame on EFCC

WHAT A COUNTRY, I DEY LAUGH-O!!!!

THIS IS WHAT THE SO CALLED "EFCC" HAS BEEN DOING CHASHING DOWN HUNGRY YOUNG MEN WHO ARE TRYING TO SURVIVE IN THAT JUNGLE CALLED NIGERIA. I SAY SHAME ON "EFFC" THEY SHOULD GO BURY THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND, WHILE THE SO-CALLED LEADERS, WHO ARE KLEPTOMANIACS AND BASTARDS AT ABUJA ARE LOOTING NIGERIA ALL DAY, EVERYDAY AND SHOWING OFF WITH THEIR ILL GOTTEN LOOT, THIS IS ALL 'EFFC" CAN DO? I WEEP FOR MY MOTHERLAND, PLEASE GOD SEND US A "JERRY RAWLINGS" TO WIPE-OUT THIS PARISITIC LEADERS OF NIGERIA!!!!

Make una leave the boys joor

Just imagine, the efcc can arrange somebody, what happen to all this billions our government is stashing out.
Who drive this kids to all this, hunger and unemployment. Who is causing the unemployment ?? Our government. Let them go and arrest Odili, Oh because he used the stolen money to stop efcc from arresting him but since these young boys do not have money to stop the efcc, they will be arranged fast, fast or if possible jail them.
This is a banana republic. The rich are getting richer the poor are getting poorer.

on this nonsense

Stop being cynical. These kids should face the music cos they are suspected to have broken the law. Nonetheless, im sure Nigerians would prefer to see the billion naira fraudsters arrainged and jailed. All the same there is no justification for their alleged crime

Tell us something new.

Oga Wilson; with unemployment of young people close to 70%,all kind of ways to make a buck will be on ground. I think you and your EFCC are using the same decree 419 on us too. All we hear is arraigns and arraigns but no conviction.You guys are jokers.

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