Nine suspected internet fraudsters were on Tuesday, arrested by operatives of the Benin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
The suspects, who were arrested in an early morning operation in Benin City, the Edo State capital, were picked up following intelligence received by the anti-graft agency.
The suspects, according to a statement issued by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, are Okosun Godspower, Imo Harry Hamilton, Efosa Desmond, Odiase Aifuwa, Idoko Onakpa, Dogìo Samson, Okukoje Godstime, Onuigbo Julius and Osamulu Sunday.
Uwujaren said items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones, a Toyota Camry car and a Luxus Jeep.
He added, “The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.”
In a related development, the Lagos zonal office of the EFCC said its operatives had also arrested fourteen persons following series of intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities
The commission in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, February 4, 2021
The suspects are: Akin Abiola Daramola, Stephen Augustine Terungwa, Oluwateru Abiodun Samson, Jeffrey Imariagbe Ehis, Uwajiala Odion Henry, Solomon Abidiran Pelumi, Adebayo Oluwatobi Isaac Olamide and Odunifa Joseph Opomulero
Others are: Adulkarim Samad Olalekan, Anne Davidson, Ibrahim Enakere Emmanuel, Abayomi Oluwagbenga Olowoake, Israel Jigah Sokoamtu, Oluwaseun Olajuwon Ibrahim and Isaiah Effiong
“They have been interrogated and will soon be arraigned in court,” the statement said.