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Cybercrime: Police Arrests 3 Suspects

Cybercrime: Police Arrests 3 Suspects

Meanwhile, three (3) suspects, namely Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceeceeboss TMT and Ikechukwu Ohanedozie a.k.a Dozzy, 34yrs and Onuegwu Ifeanyi have been arrested by the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja.  

The three suspects were arrested following intelligence report received from INTERPOL Cybercrime Directorate in Singapore on global attacks by Nigerian cyber gangs who engage in mass email phishing campaigns and distribution of malware aimed at stealing authentication data from browsers and email headers. 

Findings so far reveal that of the three suspects, Onuegwu Ifeanyi specializes in creating, designing, selling of phishing links and hosting malware on website used by the gang for phishing and hacking purposes. 

He collects charges running into several millions of naira from other fraudsters he mentors and improves their phishing capabilities. 

Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceeceeboss TMT, a graduate of Business Administration from Imo State University specialises in business email compromise and hacking.

A comprehensive forensic analysis reveals that he had in his laptop-computer over 50,000 email accounts and websites including passwords of various individuals and corporate entities across the world. 

Commissioner Mba in a statement said he recruited the third suspect Ikechukwu Ohanedozie, a medical student of Imo State University, into the gang. 

Ikechukwu Ohanedozie sorts and profiles e-mail accounts to determine financial strengths of prospective victims and passes on information obtained from there to Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere. 

Mba said all the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigation and prosecuted in line with the Cybercrime Prevention/Prohibition Act, 2015.  

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, reaffirms the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force in protecting the cyber space and bringing all cyber criminals to book. 

He reassures confidentiality of all reports and complaints made to the Police through the cyber portal.


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