Suspected International Cyber Criminal Arrested In Port Harcourt

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested one George Gift Ikata, 21yr old man and resident of Iwofe, Port Harcourt, Rivers State who is believed to be a member of International Cyber crime syndicate.

The Nigeria Police spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi while confirming the incident in a statement, said “the Nigeria Police Force – National Cybercrime Centre (NPF-NCCC) through the National Central Bureau (NCB) of the Force received a message from Hungary Police on the 15th of July 2022.

“The intelligence enumerated the activities of a suspected fraudulent platform called AMC Stock Experts and how the said platform had succeeded in defrauding unsuspecting members of the global Cyber Community to the tune of thousands of dollars.

“Upon the receipt of this intelligence, seasoned Cybercrime Forensic and Intelligence Assets under the supervision of DCP Uche Ifeanyi Henry, the Director NCCC, were deployed on the Case. The painstaking effort of the team led to the arrest of one George Gift Ikata, a 21-year-old male indigene of Abua Local Government Area in Rivers state. The suspect who resides in Iwofe Rivers state voluntarily elected in a written statement to have created the said platform for fraudulent purposes”.

The CSP Adejobi stated that effort has been intensified to apprehend other members and affiliates of the criminal venture.

CSP Adejobi also disclosed that Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba urged the entire Cyber community and Internet users, in general, to be weary of phantom and unverified investment platforms and schemes.

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