The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday said it had arrested 18 suspected internet fraudsters at a hideout in Gwarimpa and Dawaki Extension, Abuja.
The EFCC, which stated this in a statement issued by its Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspects were arrested on March 25.
Uwujaren said the arrest was sequel to credible intelligence obtained by the anti-graft agency on their alleged criminal activities.
He listed the names of the suspects to include: Akpotegho Profit, 20; Aseimo Prince, 21; Ekhaguere Favour,19; Ekhaguere Esewi , 25; Kelvin Ekhaguere, 25; Temola Adex,25; Ezuzu Happiness, 21and Ekhiyokwo Emmanuel, 25.
Others are: Mena Ejife Emmanuel, 25; Clement Ifietekhai, 29; Babatunde Ilori, 35; Ejoor Joseph, 22; Okunuwe Frank Durkio, 22; Agbaga Kelvin, 22; Ajayi Kehinde David, 25; Akinwale Taiwo, 30; Joseph Henry Junior, 25 and Agbaje Opeyemi, 31.
According to him, items recovered from the suspects include six exotic cars, twenty six mobile phones, eleven laptop computers, Flash and Hardrive, three International passports, and six hand bags.
Furthermore, he said, “In a related development, three suspected internet fraudsters were arrested by operatives of the commission on Friday March 26, 2021 in Niger State. The suspects are Abubakar Haruna, Nuhu Alfa Katuna and Mohammed Adamu.
“Items recovered from them include mobile phones and SIM cards
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”