The suspects

Operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested two music producers and four others over alleged involvement in cyber crimes in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The music producers are John Obot and Odok Valentine. Others are; Emdiong Iwoenang ; Christian Alvan Okechukwu, Innocent Japhet and Edem Uwana.

They were arrested at their apartment located on 3 Ring Road, off Shelter Afrique, Uyo.

According to the EFCC, items recovered from them, at the point of arrest, were: five laptops; 11 mobile phones; one grey -coloured Mazda 3, a black- coloured Lexus ES 350 and a silver- coloured Toyota Camry car.

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The commission said forensic analyses of the five laptops and 11 phones recovered from them, revealed evidences of their various levels of involvement in cyber crimes.

“Based on the incriminating evidences against them, they all owned up and made confessional statements. They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the EFCC statement said.