Five exotic vehicles were among other items recovered from twenty-nine (29) suspected internet fraudsters in Awka, Anambra State after they were arrested by operatives of the Enugu Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday by spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said the suspects were arrested for various offences bordering on cyber crimes at a hideout in Awka.
According to him, the arrest was sequel to credible intelligence obtained by the commission on their “nefarious activities” necessitating an extensive surveillance on them before they were arrested in the early hours of March 9.
He gave the names of the suspects arrested as Izuchukwu Precious Chinonso, Izuchukwu Chukwuebuka Goodness, Ogu Chukwuebuka Kingsley, Iheagwam Sixtus Chijoke, Igwemadu Kenechukwu Emmanuel, Joseph Igwe, Ilegbukem Justin, Ilegbunem Paschal Onyeka, Paul Okoye, Muolokwu Osita, Okechukwu Ifeanyichukwu, Nnamdi Agbo, Chinyeluba Ifeanyi and Mbanugo Ifeanyi.
Others include Bernard Femi, Okafor Ekene, Nwabueze Ifeanyi, Edeh Chukwuebuka, Mgbemefulu Henry, Chinecherem Okpara, Kosisochukwu Chukwuemeka Harrison, Okoroafor Elochukwu, Edeh Gerald, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, Chimezie Ugwu, Aguguom Ifeanyi, Mgbemfulu Collin, Edeh Izuchukwu Dominic and Oputa Ekene.
The anti-graft agency spokesman said, “In the course of the arrest, five exotic cars; a brand new Mercedes Benz GLK with registration number HAL-160-MX, Lexus IS 250 with registration number UMZ-145-MX, Toyota Avalon XLS with registration number KRD-641-FL, Lexus ES 350 with registration number GWA-489-KZ, Lexus ES 330 with registration number AAH-25-AE were recovered from them.
“Other incriminating materials recovered from the suspects include various mobile phones and laptops.
“They will soon be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.”