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Internet Fraud: EFCC Arrests 21 With 12 Vehicles, Mobile Phones, Laptop Computers In Lagos

Twelve (12) vehicles, mobile phones and laptop computers were the items recovered from 21 suspected fraudsters arrested on Wednesday by operatives of the Lagos Zonal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

This was disclosed by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement on Thursday.

Uwujaren gave the names of the suspects as: Shittu Yakubu, Akinsola Afeez, Adeniyi Joseph, Opeyemi Wahab, Idris Sunday, Lawal Moshood, Jubril Yusuf, Olusegun Mohammed, Adekunle Adesanya and Damilola Abijide.

Others are: Sola Adio, Oladipo Ademola, Damilola Adewale, Akinsola Ridwan, Ogunlaye Damilare, Falaye Peters, Magnus Toni, Onanuga Ahmed, Bolarinwa Segun, Onanuga Olawale and Ayomide Afeez.

He said, “The suspects, who are members of an organized cybercrime syndicate, were arrested during an early morning operation at Roxbury Leisure Homes Phase 2, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ikota, Lagos, following credible intelligence received by the commission about their alleged criminal activities.

“Investigations revealed that the suspects had allegedly been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money before their arrest.

“Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest are 12 vehicles, mobile phones and laptop computers.”

The anti-graft agency spokesman said they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.         

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