June 2, 2017 – Photo: 4 Undergraduates Operating Fake WAEC Websites Arrested For Defrauding Nigerians
The NPF has arrested four suspects who illegally opened and operated websites through which they defrauded candidates for the February/ May West African Examination Council (WAEC).
Parading the suspects on Friday in Abuja, Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, said the suspects used the websites to defrauded candidates between N40,000, N70,000, N90,000 and N120,000 respectively.
He said the suspects were arrested from different locations across the country.
The force PRO gave the names of the suspects as Chijoke Onwuachu Modestus ‘M’, a 300 level student of Computer Science Micheal Okpara University, Umudike, Patrick Uchechukwu Nwodo ‘M’ 30 years old, Samuel Odinaka Onwurah age 20 years old ‘M’, and Okon Effiong Joseph ‘M’ who is 20 years old 200 level student of Public Health Department University of Calabar.
Moshood advised parents and guardians to prevail on their children and wards not to patronize these rogues’ websites.
He added that all the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation by the police.
“The suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigation, while effort is being intensified to arrest other operators of these illegal/rogue websites still at large.
“Meanwhile, members of the Public are assured of the renewed commitment and dedication of the Force to stamp out criminality throughout the country,” he added.