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21-Year-Old Man Who Created Fraudulent Investment Platform Arrested

A 21-year-old man, identified as George Gift Ikata, has been arrested in a cybercrime unit coordinated operation.

The suspect was arrested in connection with a fraudulent platform called “AMC Stock Experts” used to defraud unsuspecting individuals globally.

National Cybercrime Center (NCCC), through the National Central Bureau (NCB) of the Nigeria Police Force, received intelligence from the Hungary Police on the 15th of July 2022, enumerating the activities of the fraudulent platform and how it had succeeded in defrauding unsuspecting members of the global cyber community to the tune of thousands of dollars.

Upon the receipt of the intelligence, Seasoned Cybercrime Forensic and Intelligence Assets under the supervision of DCP Uche Ifeanyi Henry, the Director, NCCC, were deployed on the case and arrested the suspect, an indigene of Abua Local Government Area, Rivers State.

According to the Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspect voluntarily disclosed in a written statement to have created the platform for fraudulent purposes.

While effort has been intensified to apprehend other members and affiliates of this criminal venture, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, advise internet users to be weary of phantom and unverified investment platforms and schemes, and in the eventuality of a fraud, quickly take advantage of the e-reporting portal of the Police; to register their complaints for immediate intervention.

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