EFCC to arraign Arinze, internet fraud kingpin, others in Asaba
Two suspected members of a syndicate involved in
Internet fraud have been arrested by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head,
Media & Publicity, The suspects, Arinze Ihekwo and
Chinemelu Utaku, are to be arraigned on a 13-count
charge bordering on alleged Internet fraud, Email
hacking and obtaining money by false pretence before
the Federal High Court, Asaba, Delta State.
One of the counts of the charge reads: ‘‘That you Arinze
Ihekwo( alias Ihekwo Arinze Christain) on or about
November 1, 2013 in Asaba within the jurisdiction of
this Honourable Court retained the sum of
States of America Dollars) only in your current account
number:0046750454 domiciled at Guaranty Trust Bank
which sum you reasonably ought to have known
represent proceeds of unlawful act and thereby
committed an offence contrary to Section 15( 2) (d) of
the Money Laundering( Prohibition) Amendment Act,
2012 and punishable under Section 15(3) of the same
EFCC launched investigation into their activities,
following a petition by the Department of State Service,
The Service informed that one Clifford Okemmuo had,
in a separate matter, disclosed that Ihekwo,( a.k.a.
Christian Ihekwo Arinze), belongs to a syndicate that
specializes in cloning unsuspecting victims’ emails in
order to trap their financial- related transactions.