Delta Police Arrest Fake EFCC Operatives Responsible For Break-ins, Kidnappings & Extortion Of Victims
The Delta State Police Command has arrested five fake EFCC operatives responsible for break-ins and harassment of unsuspecting victims across the state.
Focus Naija can report that the activities of the syndicate had led partly to the “END EFCC” protest in Ughelli where over thirteen trucks were burnt and properties destroyed.
According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, the syndicate were apprehended in their hideout at an unnamed hotel in Asaba where they hibernate to plan their next operation.
Their identities were given as Prince Allison, a resident in Port Harcourt and the leader of the syndicate, claiming to be an EFCC contract staff in Portharcourt. George Chisom Onyeweagu, a resident in Owerri and he operates the POS that they use to forcefully withdraw money from their victim’s account. Duke Okoro, a resident in Asaba, Delta State, Joseph Osinachi, a resident in Lagos State and Onyocha Stanley, a resident in Owerri.
He said their modus operandi involves scaling the fence to gain entrance into the compound of their victims, forcefully abduct them after breaking into apartments then whisk them away in a white Toyota Hiace bus for extortion.
He wrote in part;
“On 16/11/2022, the Command received another complaint from a victim (name withheld) whose house was stormed at night by the syndicate, they gained entrance into the compound by scaling the fence, broke into his apartment, forcefully abducted and took him away in a white Toyota Hiace bus. The victim further stated that on getting to head bridge (i.e the boundary between Delta and Anambra State), they forcefully collected his phones from him, other valuables worth three million, seven hundred thousand naira (#3,700,000), made cash transfer of two million, five hundred thousand naira (#2,500,000) and told him that they will come for him again. Five other victims also reported to the Command and made statements of how they were robbed of about fifteen million naira (#15,000,000). It became clear that it is the activities of hoodlums pretending to be EFCC Operatives.
“The suspects have admitted to have robbed different victims from various parts of the State, they also stated that, they sometimes lodged their victims in a Hotel for days until they succeed in extorting huge sum of money from them or force them to transfer money into their mobile POS. Their white operational Hummer bus, two locally manufactured EFCC jackets, a POS machine and eight mobile phones were recovered from them. Six of their victims have identified them as the syndicate who broke into their houses under the guise of being EFCC Operatives. Investigation is ongoing.