The Nigeria PoliceForce has unveiled a Cybercrime Reporting Web Portal yesterday, November 18,2020. The portal which can be accessed by clicking on the link https://incb.police.gov.ng/ is part of efforts directed at ensuring ease of crime reportage by members of the public to enable prompt investigation, arrest and prosecution of perpetrators of cybercrime and other related offences. The portal caters for complaints pertaining to cybercrimes.
With this, victims/complainants can now report cases of crimes online, at any time and from any part of the world.
The cases will be promptly attended to by the Cybercrime Unit of the Force domiciled with the INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Force Headquarters, Abuja and the newly created Cybercrime Unit at the INTERPOL Annex, Alagbon Close, Ikoyi, Lagos.
According to the force public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, the new portal will provide updates on achievements being recorded by the Nigeria Police and will, among other things, avail the citizens knowledge of basic cyber-related issues such as emerging cybercrime trends, the modus operandi of the cyber crooks and offer tips on how citizens could make themselves less vulnerable within the cyberspace.
The Force urges potential users of the portal to ensure that only correct and accurate information, devoid of deliberate falsehood, misrepresentation and misinformation, are provided when filing their complaints on cybercrime.
Meanwhile, three (3) suspects, namely Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceecee boss TMT 32years old currently residing at Lekki, Lagos State, a native of Aro-Ikpa in Abia State, Ikechukwu Ohanedozie a.k.a Dozzy 34years old and Onuegwu Ifeanyi a.k.a SSG Toolz 35years of Prof’s Avenue, Umudagu, Mbieri, Mba-itolu LGA, Imo State have been arrested by the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja.
The three suspects were arrested subsequent to Intelligence report received from INTERPOL Cybercrime Directorate in Singapore on global attacks by Nigerian cyber gangs who engage in mass email phishing campaigns and distribution of malwares aimed at stealing authentication data from browsers and email headers.
Information gathered so far reveal that of the three suspects, Onuegwu Ifeanyi a.k.a SSG Toolz specializes in creating, designing, selling of phishing links and hosting malwares on website used by the gang for phishing and hacking purposes.
He charges fees running into several millions of naira from other fraudsters he mentors and improves their cybercrime phishing capabilities.
Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere a.k.a Ceecee boss TMT, a graduate of Business Administration from Imo State University specializes in business email compromise and hacking.
A comprehensive forensic analysis reveals that he had in his laptop-computer over 50,000 email accounts and websites including passwords of various individuals and corporate entities across the world.
Chidiebere was said to have recruited the third suspect Ikechukwu Ohanedozie a.k.a Dozzy, a medical student of Imo State University, into the gang.
Ohanedozie specializes in the cybercrime of sorting and profiling e-mail accounts to determine financial strengths of prospective victims and passes on information obtained to Onwuka Emmanuel Chidiebere.
All the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigation and prosecuted in line with the Cybercrime Prevention/Prohibition Act, 2015.
In the meantime, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed A Adamu, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force in protecting the cyber space from cybercrimes and bringing all cyber criminals to book. He reassures confidentiality of all reports and complaints made through the cyber portal.