Rivers, a suspected cybercriminal kingpin, has been apprehended by police.

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has apprehended a cybercrime kingpin, George Gift Ikata, 21, using their Seasoned Cybercrime Forensic and Intelligence Assets.

ChinyKo has learned that the suspect lives in the Iwofe Rivers State hinterland but is a native of the state's Abua local government area.

Furthermore, it was revealed that on July 15, 2022, the NPF received a credible tip from the Hungary Police through their National Central Bureau.

The intelligence, it was said enumerated the activities of a suspected fraudulent platform called “AMC Stock Experts” and how the said platform had succeeded in defrauding unsuspecting members of the global Cyber Community to the tune of thousands of dollars.

The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement to newsmen added that the Seasoned Cybercrime Forensic and Intelligence Assets was under the supervision of DCP Uche Ifeanyi Henry, the Director NCCC, who arrested the suspect now cooling his heels under the police custody.

While the police have launched a discrete manhunt for other fleeing members of the gang, Ikata had made a written statement admitting to have created the platform for fraudulent activities.

Also Adejobi said the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has urged the entire Cyber community and internet users, in general, to be weary of phantom and unverified investment platforms and schemes, and to take advantage of the e-reporting portal of the Police; https://incb.npf.gov.ng to register their complaints for immediate intervention.

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