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Popular TikToker, 31 Others Arrested for Alleged Internet Fraud in Kaduna

...17 Suspects Nabbed in Enugu

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested a popular musician on Tiktok, one Crown Uzama (aka ShalliPopi) and his manager, Ajayi Abdul Hafeez (aka 21 Badda) for alleged internet-related fraud.

They were arrested alongside 29 other suspects, including four females: Glory Chinyere Kelvin Ogunwa l, Tina Ochonogor, Favour Baba Dawa and Joseph Judith Iya.

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The others are Adewale Adedokun, Yakubu Emmanuel Ojochememi, AbdulAzeez Temidayo Suleiman, Umoru Osioke AbdulAzeez l, Emmanuel Isaac Iwebo, Shuaibu Umaru Smart, Joel Kator, Gowon Titus, Emmanuel Daniel, Enough Etim Ekpo, Atano Timi Eben, Ijuo John Ochi, Paul Emmanuel Kaye, Uyit Victor and David Elijah Yachai

Others include, Leche Precious Sokomba, Onoja Samuel Uroko, Cornelius Oyathekhua Agbodesi, Edigim Nosa Success, Azubuike Melchizedek Oniya, Usman Shereef, Victory Dennis Chiemela, Lambert Fortunetus Chikwado, Asoore King Oloruntoba and Malik Adanu Jibril.

They were apprehended following actionable intelligence about a proposed show by suspected Internet fraudsters at Barnawa, Kaduna.

The suspects were arrested in sting operations at Disney Park Lounge, Epitome and Tomoso Hotels, all in the Barnawa axis of Kaduna.

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Items recovered include mobile phones, laptop computers and two vehicles.

The suspects will be arraigned in court at the conclusion of the investigation.

Similarly, Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Command on Tuesday, arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation in Enugu.


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The Suspects are: Okechukwu Emmanuel Onah, Ezuma Emmanuel Nnaemezie, Onodugo Godfrey Oji, Ojioche Miracle Nzesinachi, Okii Nnaemezie Emmanuel, Ojioche Tochukwu Collins, Usulor Chukwudi Reuben, Thadeus Ebuka Jude, Okoloeze Chibuzor Emmanuel, Ani Francis Chinaza, Ani Arinze Daniel, and Amos Obasi Ozoemena.

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Items recovered from the suspects.

Others include; Ani Moses Nnamdi, Thomas Joshua Ekene, Ani David Charles, Ezike Kingsley Chinecherem and Nwose Chinedu Peter.


Items recovered from them include two exotic cars, 26 mobile phones and four personal computers.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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