- The Nigeria police force has arrested 24 suspects over alleged cybercrime and other related offenses
- The spokesperson for the police, Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement that the suspects comprised of 23 males and one female
- Mba said the suspects were allegedly involved in romance and online dating scams
The Nigeria police force has arrested 24 suspects over alleged cybercrime and other related offenses.
The spokesperson for the police, Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement that the suspects comprising of 23 males and one female were allegedly involved in romance and online dating scams.
He said the suspects also developed fake bank alerts, hacking and fraudulent wire transfers, cyberstalking and impersonation of high-profile personalities in Nigeria and across the world.
Mba disclosed that some of the items recovered from the suspects include 11 laptop computers; 37 mobile phones; 11 SIM cards of different telecoms networks; 5 international passports; 12 ATM cards; fake US dollar notes.
The spokesperson stated that the suspects will be charged to court at the conclusion of investigations.
The police also assured Nigerians of its resolve to rid the country of all forms of crimes and criminality including cybercrimes.
The force urged citizens to redirect their energy to the positive utilization of the cyberspace, cyber resources, and shun negative influences.
Meanwhile, Nigerian singer and former Psquare member Paul Okoye, also known as King Rudy, has taken to social media to speak on the issue of yahoo boys known for flaunting their wealth online.
According to him, their forefathers had engaged in these fraudulent activities but were never loud. However, people who are now involved in these crimes are fond of showing off on social media.
The Audio Money crooner went on to add that even before INTERPOL, EFCC and other authorities make their arrests, social media users especially the ones fond of commenting under people's posts, have long figured them out.
In another report, the deputy speaker of Benue state House of Assembly, Christopher Adaji, has been arraigned by the EFCC at the state high court in Makurdi, Benue state.
New Telegraph reports that Adaji was arraigned alongside the clerk of the house, Torese Agena, over alleged fraud to the tune of N5,040,950.
Legit.ng gathered that this was contained in a statement by the EFCC's head of media, Ayodele Babatunde.
They were both arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy, bribery, criminal breach of trust and abuse of office. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.