Eugene Nyambi and Wilfried Nguefack in their mid-twenties, have been apprehended in Yaounde on Wednesday, 13 October, after it was discovered that they had been running a fake website, WhatsApp and Facebook accounts through which they duped ignorant Cameroonians.
The two culprits are said to have been collecting money from victims, assuring them that they would produce and deliver their passports. The cybercriminals made their website look similar to that of the General Delegation for National Security, such that unfortunate persons could hardly decipher the illicit nature of the platform.
Talking to the press at the Police headquarters in Yaounde, security officials disclosed that the two men are all computer engineers. Further investigations are being carried out to fish out other partners involved in the cyber offense.
Between the period of April and September 2021, Eugene Nyambi has reportedly extorted the sum of 1,220,800 FCFA while his accomplice Wilfried Nguefack, has swindled over 376,500 FCFA sources reveal.
All of this is happening three months after the digital system of producing passports in Cameroon was introduced. It is worth recalling that the Delegate General for National Security Martin Mbarga Nguele, had warned on July 1 that unlucky fraudsters would face the full wrath of the law, encouraging the public to report any suspicious cases.