Police have arrested twelve persons in the Eastern Region for allegedly engaging in cybercrime activities.
The 12 suspects, all Nigerians, were picked up on February 10, 2019, by a night police patrol team in a room at Nsawam where they were operating.
The police retrieved ten laptops, some mobile phones, wifi routers, USB drives among others in the raid.Confirming the arrest to Citi News, the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh, said the suspects have all been detained and will be screened to assist police in their investigations.
They have been identified as Affamey Godstime, 23; Sunday Mawis, 21; Paul Mark, 24; Francis Owen, 27; David Orobose, 18; Irobor Gershon, 26; Felix Omoregbe, 28; Courage Mathew, 24; Hussein Abdullai, 24; Olojon Promise, 20; Cyril Joe, 21 and Victor Berry, 23.
“According to preliminary investigations, the suspects who were spotted had all gathered in one room operating on their laptops and were suspected to be engaging in cyber crime. So the night patrol team quickly strategized and went in to raid the place.”
DSP Ebenezer Tetteh added that the suspects have been detained to be screened as investigations continue.
22 Nigerians, one Ghanaian arrested for cyber-crime
Police in March 2018 arrested 22 Nigerians for allegedly engaging in cybercrime.
According to the police a Ghanaian taxi driver, believed to be an accomplice, was also arrested in a raid at Oyarifa in Accra where the suspects were nabbed.
10 Nigerians arrested at Madina
Within the same month in 2018, 10 Nigerian nationals were also arrested by the Madina Divisional Police Command for suspected cyber fraud.
By: Neil Nii Amatey Kanarku | citinrewsroom.com | Ghana