- The EFCC carried out a raid on dens of suspected internet fraudsters in Ilorin and Abuja
- Five persons were arrested in Ilorin while eight others were picked up in Abuja
- The anti-corruption commission said the suspects would be charged to court soon
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested five persons over alleged cases of internet fraud and other fraud-related offences.
Wilson Uwujaren, head of media and publicity of the commission, disclosed this to newsmen in Ilorin on Thursday, September 12.
Uwujaren said the suspects are: Stephen Odanye, Abolarin Kayode, Babatunde Muhammad, Adepoju Tomiwa and Akinbamidele Femi.
He said that the suspects were arrested at different locations within Ilorin metropolis following intelligence reports gathered by the commission.
“It was discovered that the suspects used their phones and laptop computers to communicate with their victims who are majorly foreigners,” Uwujaren said in a statement.
He said that investigations by operatives of the commission revealed that the suspects had several foreign currencies deposited into their accounts by their victims.
“Items recovered from the suspects include: phones, cars, documents containing false information among others. The suspects will soon be charged to court,” he said.
EFCC operatives also carried out a raid in Abuja where they arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters.
The suspects were arrested following a raid on their residence located at No. 16 Isaaya Shukari Crescent, Gwarinpa and C15 & A27 City of David Estate, Life Camp, Abuja.
Those arrested are: Chiyiri Izuchi. Nurala Eze Kamchi, Amuka Shadrack, Nwegbediegwu Chekwubechukwu J, Chigbo Eze, Franklin Okafor, Ezeagwu Olisaemeka and Nnamani Chukwudera.
Some of the items recovered from them, include several mobile phones, laptop computers, several International Passports, a Toyota Corolla, a Toyota Avalon, Lexus 15 250, Mercedes 4matic C350, Mercedes C280, Mercedes GLA 280 and an Acura.
Meanwhile, the Enugu zonal office of the EFCC on Tuesday September 10, arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo, in Lomalinda extension area of Maryland in the state capital.
Legit.ng reported that the anti-graft agency said the suspects include, Frank Ikechukwu, Bright Alozie, Aloysious Ani, Ikenna Kingsley, Prince Ofoeze, David Ugonna, Prinewill Onyia, Chibuike Ebulue, Charles Chinedu, Christopher Patrick, Emeka Joel, Valentino Simon and Joseph Ani.
The EFCC said the operation was a fallout of intelligence regarding the activities of the suspects alleged to have defrauded unsuspecting members of the public including foreigners.
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