Six men have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over their involvement in romance scam on social media.
A statement by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday disclosed that the men whose names were given as Edesiri Epete, Roland Francis, Kelvin Eyeno, Adebayo Oloye, Edwin Ochuko and Jonson Godwin, impersonated Caucasian men or women to defraud unsuspecting victims.
According to Uwujaren, they were arrested following their suspicious lifestyle which, he said, was not supported by any legitimate means of livelihood.
Parts of the statement read, “Five of them were arrested between May 5 and 7, 2021 at a hideout in Shimex Estate, Pyakasa, Abuja, while the other was arrested at Queens Estate, Gwarimpa, Abuja.
“The arrest followed actionable intelligence received by the EFCC, on their suspicious lifestyle, which is not supported by any legitimate means of livelihood.
“Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspects are involved in romance scam on social media, using fake identities of Caucasian men or women to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned monies”.
Uwujaren said the suspects have made useful statements and would be charged to court as soon as investigation was completed