In the bid to stem the rising spate of internet frauds across the country, operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a suspected internet fraud kingpin, Onwuzuruike Kingsley Ikenna, also popukarly known as Nwanta Anayoeze Yonaracha.

Onwuzuruike was arrested in his residence on Uzuakoli Road by Umuada Junction, Umuahia, Abia State on January 26, following intelligence on his alleged fraudulent internet activities.

The suspect’s specialty is Business Email Compromise, BEC, and identity fraud. His victims allegedly include a major United States bank. 

Properties linked to the suspect include a mansion with swimming pool, a petrol station and nine units of three bedroom apartments, all in Umuahia and a palatial bungalow in his village.

A number of devices were recovered from the suspect at the point of his arrest.

He will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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