Eighteen suspected internet fraudsters are currently in the custody of the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after they were arrested in Ogun State
A statement issued by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspects were arrested at Remo Majestic Hotel, Shagamu, Ogun State during an operation by operatives of the commission on Wednesday.
Uwujaren listed the names of the suspects to include Ibrahim Oreniyi Atolani, Tijani Faruk Ayobami, Yisa Ademola Ibrahim, Olukoya Aliu Temidayo, Sulaimon Sharafdeen Adebayo, Adebayo Abiodun Mustapha, Lateef Aremo Shina, Ali Mukit Olamilekan and Tajudeen Taiwo Hassan.
Others are: Aina Ayomide Oluwapelumi, Adetola Yusuf Omogbolahan, Adekoya Ibrahim Olamilekan, Oreniyi Sulaimon Olalekan, Tiamiyu Olamide Babatunde, Ojetola Michael Timileyin and Ajetunmobi Bariu Toyosi.
He also said, “Items recovered from the suspects include exotic cars, mobile phones, laptop computers, Wi-Fi and modem devices.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”
Arrests of suspected internet fraudsters and recoveries of expensive items by the anti-graft agency have been a regular phenomenon in the country.
While the reason for this sort of crime may not be unconnected to the high level of poverty and unemployment, the EFCC maintains that it is ready and prepared to rid the country of such crime and more.