The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) had on Monday raided a night club in osogbo where alleged suspected fraudsters were arrested
In a statement obtained from the commission’s verified account of its facebook said its zonal office raided and arrested 94 suspects and confiscation of 19 exotic cars, laptops, a score of mobile phones and other items
Popularly known as ‘Club Secret Underground’, the nightclub is located on the Ibadan-Iwo Expressway in the Osun State capital.
The statement put further that the operation was a follow-up to an intelligence report that the suspected internet fraudsters were having a party to celebrate their loots.
“A discreet operation on the club had earlier been carried out to ascertain the authenticity of the intelligence. The confirmation led to the mega raid affected on Monday,” he said.
The commission’s Enugu zonal office also secured a conviction of one Samuel Orie AKA SCOTT GIB,a serving NYSC member.
He was said to have been arraign before Justice I.N Buba of the federal High Court sitting in Enugu on a one count of impersonation and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of $150
Orie was arrested on August 23, 2019, based on intelligence regarding his fraudulent activities.
He fraudulently presented himself as Mr Scott Gibb, an American contractor travelling around the world and using his email address to wit: email@example.com with the intent to obtain money from unsuspecting victims on the internet and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(3) (b) and punishable under Section 22(4) of the Cybercrimes(Prohibition Prevention)Act 2015.
Justice Buba convicted Orie and sentenced him to one-month imprisonment starting from the date of his arrest. He is also to forfeit the sum of $150 and his Techno Camon M phone. For details of this and other stories
Meanwhile the commission had also picked two suspects for an illegal broadcast of DSTV Signal.
It's Uyo the zonal office was said to have perfected the arrest of the duo who presented themselves as staff of communication Trend Limited.
The suspects, precious Nwosu and Prisca Isaac with a resident at 111 Atiku Abubakar Avenue in Uyo in Akwa Ibom state was said to have illegally acquired transmission of broadcast signals of Multichoice (DSTV) to Uyo and environs without authorization.
The company allegedly charges Three Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N3, 500.00) and Seven Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N7, 500.00) monthly as subscription fees to its customers using DSTV and other decoders without permission.
The commission said the duo’s arrest followed a petition alleging breach of Multichoice's English Premiership broadcast rights.
items were recovered: 2 DSTV Decoders, 1 GOTV Decoder, 28 Well-AV encoders, 3 Transmitters mode ADC Telecommunications, 3 Modulators, 2 UBS DTX 1008 Transmitters, 2 Startimes Decoders, 1 Omovo TV Decoder, 1Trendy TV Decoder, 1 CTL N7, 500 Subscription Recharge Cards, 1 CTL N3, 500 Subscription Recharge Card, Tiger T1000 Decoder and 1 Starsat Decoder.
“The suspects will be charged to court when an investigation is concluded”.