fraud Suspected Facebook fraudsters arrested by the police

The Enugu state police command have arrested two Facebook fraudsters in Rivers state.

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Two suspected fraudsters have been arrested by the Enugu State Police Command for faking the Facebook account of the State Deputy Governor, Cecilia Ezeilo.

The Spokesperson for the command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on Thursday, November 10, Punch reports.

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According to Amariazu, the suspects identified as Richard Onyema, 36, and Odinaka Amadi, 40, were arrested on October 2 in Rivers state,

He said that Onyema was a native of Amokohia while Amadi was from Mbaitoli, in Imo state.

Punch reports that the suspects were specialised in using the profile of prominent persons to defraud members of the public.

“It was gathered that the suspects cloned a facebook account of the Enugu State Deputy Governor, Cecilia Ezeilo.

“The suspects had used the facebook account of the second citizen of Enugu State to dupe the public to the tune of N635, 000,’’ he said.

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Amariazu said that the suspects are currently helping the police in their investigations.

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