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3 Nigerians wanted by Singapore Interpol for cybercrime arrested

Three Nigerians declared wanted by Singapore Interpol have been arrested by the cybercrime unit of the police in Lagos.

One of them was found with 50,000 email addresses of people being targeted for business email compromise.

The Nigerians were identified as 32 year-old Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceeceeboss TMT, 34 year-old Ikechukwu Ohanedozie a.k.a Dozzy and 35 year-old Onuegwu Ifeanyi a.k.a SSGToolz.

According to a profiling of the suspects released by the police on Thursday, Chidiebere resides at Lekki, Lagos State.

Ohanedozie is native of Aro-Ikpa in Abia State, while Ifeanyi resides at Prof’s Avenue, Umudagu, Mbieri, Mba-itolu LGA, Imo State.

DCP Frank Mba, the police spokesman, said the three suspects were arrested following Intelligence report received from INTERPOL Cybercrime Directorate in Singapore.

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The Interpol unit accused the Nigerian suspects of being the masterminds of engaging in global attacks engaging in mass email phishing campaigns and distribution of malwares aimed at stealing authentication data from browsers and email headers.

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

According the DCP Mba, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force in protecting the cyber space and bringing all cyber criminals to book.

He gave an assurance of confidentiality of all reports and complaints made to the Police new cyber portal.

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