The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Computer Science student of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Kenneth Gift, 22 for alleged cyber crimes.
Operatives also nabbed his girlfriend, Dandy Spice Igwe, and his mother, Dorah Animam, in Agbor, Delta State.
All suspects were apprehended for alleged internet fraud.
EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale, announced the operation in a statement, saying the trio’s arrest was a sequel to a petition from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
A 5-bedroom duplex has been recovered from the UNIPORT student arrested by the EFCC. Other recovered items are Mercedes-Benz CA250, Mercedes-Benz C250, Mercedes Benz GLK 350, laptop computers and mobile phones.
“The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon investigations are completed”, Oyewale added.
So was the case of celebrated Instagram comedian, Adeherself who was arrested last month following intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young men allegedly involved in internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.
During interrogation by the EFCC, Adewale AKA Adeherself reportedly confessed to being a ‘picker’ in cyber crime.
The count read: “That you, Adewale Adedamola Rukayat, on or about the 15th day of June 2020 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, with intent to defraud, had in your possession documents titled “WhatsApp”, which representations you knew or ought to have known, was false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 (8) (b) and 1 (3) (d) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.
She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In view of her plea, prosecution counsel of the EFCC, S.O. Daji asked the court for a trial date and also prayed that she be remanded into the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS.
The defence counsel informed the court of a bail application for his client and also prayed for a short date to enable its hearing.
Justice Solebo adjourned the matter to July 13, 2020, for the hearing of the bail application and also ordered the defendant to be remanded in the EFCC custody.
The verdict of the court was passed on the 13 of July 2020 and she was granted a bail of 500 thousand naira and two sureties of like sum.