EFCC Arrests Two Music Producers Over Alleged Cyber Crimes In Uyo

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Operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) have arrested two music producers and four others over their alleged involvement in cyber crimes in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

This was contained in a statement signed by the commission’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale and released on Friday.

According to the statement, the music producers are John Obot and Odok Valentine. Others are; Emdiong Iwoenang ; Christian Alvan Okechukwu, Innocent Japhet and Edem Uwana.

They were arrested recently at their apartment located on 3 Ring Road, off Shelter Afrique, Uyo.

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Items recovered from them, at the point of arrest, are: five laptops; 11 mobile phones; one grey -coloured Mazda 3, a black- coloured Lexus ES 350 and a silver- coloured Toyota Camry car, the EFCC said.

Forensic analyses of the 5 laptops and 11 phones recovered from them, revealed evidences of their various levels of involvement in cyber crimes.

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Based on the incriminating evidences against them, they all owned up and made confessional statements.

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The EFCC said they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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