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CID arrests 15 more Nigerians over Facebook gift scam

| Updated: September 02, 2020 16:39:31

CID arrests 15 more Nigerians over Facebook gift scam

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police has arrested 15 more Nigerians over Facebook gift scam, from different parts of the capital.

The law enforcers arrested them in separate drives on August 27 and recovered nine laptops, 22 mobile phones, and five account diaries from their possessions, reports BSS.

CID’s Additional DIG Sheikh Rezaul Haider gave the information at a press briefing at CID headquarters in capital’s Malibagh, reports BSS on Friday.

“They open Facebook and WhatsApp accounts, posing as female soldiers of the US army and send friend requests to unsuspecting people. When the victims accept their request, the frauds easily make close relations over social networking sites and want to send them valuables as gifts. At one stage the frauds start to realise money from the victims, saying it is needed to pay the customs duty to release the gift items from the airport,” Sheikh Rezaul Haider said.

The CID official further said the arrestees are members of an international gang of frauds and they have realised huge sum from many people here in the country.

The arrestees are: Nzubechukwu Eugene Dara, 30, Chuawuma John Okechukwu, 40, Uchenna Damian Emesiani, 30, Chisom Anthonoy Ekwenze, 35, Simon Ifechukwude Okafor, 30, Henry Osita Okechukwu, 31, Ifeanyi Johnpaul Chinweze, 32, Okeke Peter, 32, Emeka Donatus, 48, Gozie Onyedo, 47, Peter Chika Akpu, 48, Obinna Sunday, 40, Nwanna Young, 34, Jeremiah Chukwudi Ezeobi, 34, and Stephen Ozioma Obiakoeze, 34.


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