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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 22 June 2022


27 Nigerians arrested in Ghana for engaging in cyber fraud

The suspects in police custody_Photo: Mynewsgh The suspects in police custody_Photo: Mynewsgh

The Police Command in Accra, Ghana's capital have arrested 27 suspected Nigerians who are said to be engaging in cyber fraud at Mataheko near Afienya in Accra.

According to preliminary investigations, the suspects were trafficked from Nigeria to Ghana by one Festus Ayeke.

However, upon their arrest, the Police did not meet Festus Ayeke who is believed to have gone back to Nigeria to traffic more young people as a means of expanding his business’ human capital, local online portal, MyNewsgh reports.

The police retrieved 26 laptops of various brands with their chargers, 16 assorted mobile phones, 3 WI-FI, 1 TV set, one Fridge, 530 SIM Cards made up of 3 MTN SIM cards,2 VODAFONE SIM cards,4 GLO SIM cards, 100 LYCAMOBILE SIM cards and 421 AIRTEL/TIGO SIM cards. and 5 animal skin whips after a raid of their residence.

The suspects are currently in custody assisting the Police with their investigation whiles efforts are being made to track Festus Ayeke.

The investigating officer in a phone call refused to comment on the case while directing us to the Director-General of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, DCOP Kwesi Ofori. Several calls to his phone didn't go through at the time of filing this report.

The 27 suspected persons include:

Kelechi Dopa age 23,
Askias Ali 23,
Emmanuel Michael 21,
Prosper Orji 22,
Effi Monday 27,
Maxwell Adedenyo 22,
Sagariga Sunday 20,
Christopher Edanubame 19, Joshua Adebayo 19,
Michael Uchena 20,
Amos Okeke 22,
Ibrahim Akinpelu 24,
Victor Arome 23,
Igho Prosper 17,
Abela Tetula 23,
Julius Abelouelo 25,
James Onyekachukou 23,
Wakeli Oluchukou 22, Morgan Abiodim 26,
Charles Alechenu 22,
Yakafa Mohammed 24,
Johnny Christian 20,
Masafra Obina 22,
Olu Augustine 34,
Calistus Lawrence 25,
Samuel Arikpo 22
Abdulle Abubakar 24

Writer: NBA