A father and son who runs an Internet scam syndicate have been dragged to the court by EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has dragged a jobless man, Justice Unuafe, and his son, Omorigho Unuafe, before the Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for perpetrating an Internet Fraud and obtaining money by false pretense.
The father and son scam syndicate was charged on a four-count charge bordering on obstruction, possession of fraudulent documents and obtaining money by false pretence. The EFCC stated in its brief that it had seized two cars and an uncompleted storey building from the Unuafes, having acquired the property and cars from the proceeds of their crimes.
The men were also said to have obtained $4,256 in Port Harcourt from one Cheng Chung Shin, while posing as one Maro Moton. The father and son were arraigned on March 24
The Head, Media and Publicity of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, said the men were arrested based on intelligence gathered while investigating a reported case of Internet scam.
"Both of them, who are jobless, were found in possession of Honda Accord 2004 model and an Acura ZDX, without document to prove how they got the vehicles.
They also have an almost completed storey building located in Delta State. The accused refused to give the EFCC operatives the required information needed from them for the investigation."