…As IGP Adamu Vows to Bring Perpetrators of Cybercrime to Book
Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, has vowed that the police is committed to protecting Nigerian Cyber Space, affirming that the police will bring cyberciminals to justice, The Street Reporters Newspaper reports. .
He said “the Inspector General of Police, IGP M. A Adamu, NPM mni reaffirms the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force in protecting the cyber space and bringing all cyber criminals to book.
“He reassures confidentiality of all reports and complaints made to the Police through the cyber portal”, DCP Mba said.
This is even as the police disclosed how man with 50,000 email addresses and two other suspects were arrested recently.
According to the police, three (3) suspects, namely Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceeceeboss TMT 32yrs, male, currently residing at Lekki, Lagos State, native of Aro-Ikpa in Abia State, Ikechukwu Ohanedozie a.k.a Dozzy 34yrs, male, and Onuegwu Ifeanyi a.k.a SSGToolz 35yrs, male, of Prof’s Avenue, Umudagu, Mbieri, Mba-itolu LGA, Imo State were arrested by the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja.
The police said the three suspects were arrested following Intelligence report received from INTERPOL Cybercrime Directorate in Singapore on global attacks by Nigerian cyber gangs who engage in mass email phishing campaigns and distribution of malwares aimed at stealing authentication data from browsers and email headers.
“Findings so far reveal that of the three suspects, Onuegwu Ifeanyi a.k.a SSGToolz specializes in creating, designing, selling of phishing links and hosting malwares on website used by the gang for phishing and hacking purposes.
“He collects charges running into several millions of naira from other fraudsters he mentors and improves their phishing capabilities.
“A comprehensive forensic analysis reveals that he had in his laptop-computer over 50,000 email accounts and websites including passwords of various individuals and corporate entities across the world”, the police said in a statement signed by its spokesman, DCP Mba on Thursday.
Chidiebere, according to the police, recruited the third suspect Ikechukwu Ohanedozie a.k.a Dozzy, a medical student of Imo State University, into the gang.
“Ikechukwu Ohanedozie sorts and profiles e-mail accounts to determine financial strengths of prospective victims and passes on information obtained therefrom to Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere.
“All the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigation and prosecuted in line with the Cybercrime Prevention/Prohibition Act, 2015.”, the police said.
Meanwhile, the police has launched a cyber crime reporting web portal where victims can make complaints about cyber fraud.
All complaints are to be reported via the dedicated portal: https://incb.police.gov.ng/
The police authorities reassured the public of prompt investigation, arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of cybercrime, while urging victims to provide accurate information via the newly launched portal.
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