A total of ten suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested in Enugu and Benue States by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by the Spokesman of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said six of the suspects were arrested on Monday in Enugu while the remaining four were apprehended on Tuesday May 18, 2021 at a popular Hotel in Makurdi, Benue State.
In Enugu, he gave the names of the suspects to include Tochukwu Okoro, Okechukwu Ejechie, Nwankwo Okeke, Edeh Emmanuel, Emeka Chukwunonso and Kenechukwu Ekunie.
According to him, they were arrested at Bricks Estate, Independence Layout, Enugu based on “credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.”
He further said a Toyota Camry car with registration number YAB 418 AZ was recovered from Tochukwu Okoro while other incriminating materials including laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the other suspects.
The suspects, he added, will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
For Makurdi, Uwujaren revealed the names of the suspects to include Igba Simon, Edigbo Oibe Fredrick, Sunday Nazarethe and one other
He maintained that the suspects were rounded up by operatives of the commission sequel to “credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.
“At the point of arrest, Simon Igba was in possession of a Toyota Corolla car recently acquired and an iPhone X. More iPhones, Macbook Air and Modems, were among items recovered from the remaining suspects.
“They will soon be charged to court.”