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Police nab Rivers suspected cybercriminal kingpin

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) through their Seasoned Cybercrime Forensic and Intelligence Assets have nabbed a cyber crime kingpin one George Gift Ikata, 21.

Society Watch learnt the suspect resides in Iwofe Rivers State hinterland but is an indigene of Abua local government area of the state.

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Further, it was disclosed that the NPF through their National Central Bureau, got the credible tip off from the Hungary Police on July 15, 2022.

The intelligence, it was said enumerated the activities of a suspected fraudulent platform called “AMC Stock Experts” and how the said platform had succeeded in defrauding unsuspecting members of the global Cyber Community to the tune of thousands of dollars.

The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement to newsmen added that the Seasoned Cybercrime Forensic and Intelligence Assets was under the supervision of DCP Uche Ifeanyi Henry, the Director NCCC, who arrested the suspect now cooling his heels under the police custody.

While the police have launched a discrete manhunt for other fleeing members of the gang, Ikata had made a written statement admitting to have created the platform for fraudulent activities.

Also Adejobi said the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has urged the entire Cyber community and internet users, in general, to be weary of phantom and unverified investment platforms and schemes, and to take advantage of the e-reporting portal of the Police; to register their complaints for immediate intervention.