EFCC ARRESTS 20 SUSPECTED INTERNET FRAUDSTERS IN EDO, NIGER
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, 22nd February 2021, arrested 20 suspected internet fraudsters during different operations in Edo and Niger States.
The Benin Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters in Auchi, Edo State.
The suspects are David Martins, Shegun Elijah, Abagolu Samson, Peter Emmanuel, Emmanuel Noble, Timothy Johnson, Omo-Ogbebor Uyioghosa, Ibrahim Mohammed, Mavis Bello, Emmanuel Chibozie and Ayiboye Alade.
Items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones and a Toyota Camry car.
On the same day, EFCC arrested nine internet fraud suspects during an early morning operation in Minna Niger State.
The suspects were arrested by the Advance Fee Fraud Section, EFCC headquarters, following credible intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities.
Items recovered from the suspects include Laptops, phones and cars.
The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed, according to the EFCC.
At least 100 suspects have been arrested in February 2021 for their alleged involvement in internet fraud in different parts of the country.
On Friday, 12th February 2021, the operatives EFCC arrested 27 suspected internet fraudsters during different operations in Imo and Edo State.
Similarly, on Tuesday, 9th February 2021, the operatives arrested 39 suspected internet fraudsters in Ogun and Osun State.
The suspects were arrested after series of surveillance based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.
Also, on 9th January 2021, 10 persons were arrested by operatives of EFCC Lagos Zonal Office, for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.