EFCC Arrests Two Alleged Internet Fraudsters at Skales’ Residence
The Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has apprehended two suspected internet fraudsters at the home of the renowned Nigerian singer, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, widely known as Skales.
The EFCC disclosed this development on Tuesday through an official statement, identifying the two individuals as Udemba Chukwuemeka (a.k.a Jody) and Jamal Jamiu Onasola (a.k.a. Jamal). According to the anti-graft agency, the duo was captured at Skales’ residence in Lekki and is accused of participating in a romance scam, defrauding unsuspecting individuals.
Earlier, there were reports that Skales had criticized EFCC officials for their invasion of his house on Monday night, alleging that they assaulted him and his producer during the incident. The musician went as far as describing the EFCC as a criminal organization for forcibly entering his home with armed officials wielding guns, sticks, hammers, and other items.
In response, the EFCC clarified, stating, “Operatives of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, arrested two suspected internet fraudsters at House F10, Victoria Crest 4, Lekki, Lagos.
“The suspects, Udemba Chukwuemeka (a.k.a Jody) and Jamal Jamiu Onasola (a.k.a. Jamal), were apprehended at the residence of musician John Njeng Njeng (a.k.a Skales).
“The two suspects, believed to be involved in a dating scam, referred to Njeng as their ‘mentor.’ While Chukwuemeka had been residing in Njeng’s residence for two years, Onasola had only been there for a few months.
“They will be brought to court once investigations are concluded.”[logo-slider]