• Crime - Rivers
  • Updated: May 01, 2023

Police Arrest Cyber Criminal In Rivers

Operatives of the Nigeria Police have arrested George Gift Ikata, a 21-year-old notorious cyber crime kingpin in the state.

The suspect was said to reside in Iwofe Rivers State hinterland but is an indigene of Abua local government area of the state.

According to Daily Post, the Police through their National Central Bureau, got the credible tip-off from the Hungary Police on July 15, 2022.

The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Olumuyiwa Adejobi while speaking on the arrest added that the Seasoned Cybercrime Forensic and Intelligence Assets was under the supervision of DCP Uche Ifeanyi Henry 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.

Adejobi further 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.

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