A student of the University of Port Harcourt, Kenneth Gift has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Benin, Edo state for allegedly engaging in internet fraud.
The commission’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale said in a statement that the 22-year-old computer science undergraduate was arrested alongside Dandy Spice, his girlfriend, and Dorah Aninah, his mother, in Agbor, Delta state.
Accotding to Oyewale, they were arrested following a petition received from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (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 added that the suspects have made their statements and they will be prosecuted.
“The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are complete,” the EFCC said.