The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Benin, Edo state, reports that it has arrested one Kenneth gift, a student at the University of Port Harcourt, for allegedly participating in Internet fraud.
In a statement on Thursday, Dele Oyewale, the commission’s spokesperson, said the 22-year-old computer science undergraduate was arrested alongside Dandy Spice, his girlfriend, and Dorah Aninah, his mother, in Agbor, Delta state.
Oyewale said they were arrested following petitions received from the Federal Bureau of Investigation United States (FBI).
“Their arrest was sequel to a petition from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, and intelligence by operatives of the Commission,” Oyewale said.
“Items recovered from them at the point of arrest include a 5-bedroom duplex, Mercedes-Benz CA250, Mercedes-Benz C250, Mercedes Benz GLK 350, laptop computers and mobile phones.”
The Commission said that the suspects had given their statements and would be prosecuted.
“The suspects have made useful statements and will be brought to court as soon as the investigation is complete,” the EFCC said in a statement.