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Mother and Son Arrested for Internet Fraud by The EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Lucky Ebhogie, his mother, Margaret Sylvester, for internet-related fraud in Kaduna.

They were arrested on August 5, 2021 in the Sabo area of Kaduna, Kaduna State following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are mostly involved in impersonation and romance scam; faking the identities of US military personnel on foreign missions to deceive their victims.

Lucky Ebhogie recruited his mother into the scam by using her account to launder suspected proceeds of crime. On July, 30, 2021, he purchased a Mercedes Benz GLK car for N7 million through the mother’s bank account.

They will soon be charged to court according to the EFCC spokesman.

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