Wednesday, 20 September 2017

IYB Exclusive: EFCC arrests fraudsters who cloned NDDC's Boss facebook account

Mr Nsima Ekere

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested two internet fraudsters, Tahsio Ismali and Haruna Ismali, who cloned the Facebook account of the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere.

The suspects used the cloned account to dupe their victims by promising them jobs and political favours ostensibly in the name of Mr Ekere.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, spokesperson for the EFCC said, the arrest was carried out through a covert Inter-agency collaboration with sister security agencies in the country.

He advised members of the public to always verify information when in doubt to avoid falling victim of the crime syndicate and reiterated the determination of the EFCC to combating all forms of impersonation and cybercrime in the country.

It could be recalled that the EFCC boss had recently alerted the public and security agencies on the activities of internet fraudsters and the existence of multiple fake Facebook accounts in his name which prompted the investigation and arrest. The suspects will soon be charged to court.

Culled: The Guide Newspaper Facebook page

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