- Thirty suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state, by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
- According to the EFCC, the suspected fraudsters were arrested during an early morning raid on Wednesday, July 10
- Eleven of the suspects are said to be undergraduates while others are self-employed in various vocations
- The anti-graft agency recovered eight exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones and several documents from the suspects
The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state.
The anti-graft agency said in a statement that the suspected fraudsters were arrested on Wednesday, July 10.
Legit.ng gathers that the suspects were arrested at different locations within the city of Ado-Ekiti during an early morning raid carried out by operatives of the EFCC.
The statement read: "The operation was sequel to a deluge of intelligence reports available to the Commission on their alleged fraudulent activities.
"According to the reports, many people have fallen victim to the tricks of the suspects, who exploit their dexterity on the use of the internet to allegedly commit crime.
"Ranging between the ages of 18 and 27 years, 11 of the suspects claimed to be undergraduates, while others said they are self-employed in various vocations.
"Items recovered from them include eight exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones and several documents suspected to contain information used to access their victims.
"The suspects are already providing useful information to aid further investigations. They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a young lady identified as Isaac Christiana Nkemdirim bagged 8-month prison sentence after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested for fraud committed in August 2018.
The commission had arrested Nkemdirim on charges bordering on money laundering. The young lady was said to have committed the crime on August 23, 2018, with the help of an accomplice identified as Favour Chinonso.
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