Six members of a cybercrime syndicate have met their waterloo after officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arrested them for allegedly impersonating the Primate of the Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh.
Disclosing this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, the Commission’s Public Relations Officer, Rasheedat Okoduwa revealed that the John Kwasu led syndicate was rounded-up in Kaduna for allegedly using a fake Facebook account of the Primate to defraud other unsuspected Facebook users of several millions of naira.
In the statement, Okoduwa said, “Investigation by ICPC revealed that the syndicate posts fictitious distress stories on the fake Facebook account to con prominent citizens, top government officials and politicians into believing that it was Rev. Okoh that was making the plea for help.
“The Commission further found out that the group was also impersonating other top clergymen of the Anglican Communion, such as Bishops Zakari Nyam, Moleku and Lamido to commit their nefarious acts.”
The ICPC official added that the suspects have been granted administrative bail, except Kwasu, who is yet to meet his bail conditions.
“It is noteworthy that the suspects have made useful statements to the commission and will be charged to court soon after the conclusion of investigation.” Okoduwa said.