Mother And Son Arrested For Alleged N50 million Internet Fraud

Mother and son arrested over Fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested one Ibeh Theophilus Uche, alongside his mother for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud to the tune of about N50 million.

The 28-year-old suspect, who’s CEO 10 Kobo Wine Place in Ikotun, Lagos, was arrested in his room in Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Victoria Island, following credible intelligence reports about his alleged criminal activities.

During interrogation, Uche, who presents himself variously as Rachael Armstrong , Keanu Reeves, Rebekah Schwarzenberger, Keanu Private, Elizabeth Hortman and Stefan Paulson, confessed to being into Bitcoin investment scam, romance scam and identity theft.

The suspect also confessed to have defrauded his victims to the tune of about N50 million, since he started the criminal activities in 2020.

Investigations revealed that the suspect had been using a First Bank account belonging to his mother, who is one of his accomplices, to launder the proceeds of his alleged criminal activities.

Items recovered from the suspect include, a Mercedes Benz S550 2015 Sedan car, a Lexus RX 350 SUV 2016, one iPhone 11 Pro Max; one iPhone 12 pro max; two MacBook Pro laptops; a PlayStation 5; an iPad and a small Nokia touch phone, among others.

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