Six suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by operatives of the Enugu Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Enugu State.
EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.
Uwujaren said four of the suspects: Obodoechina Caleb Chinedu, Offiah Darlington, Okwuosa Joseph, Kenneth Obi and Obinna Patrick were arrested on Thursday July 1, 2021 in a sting operation at No 2 Umuaba Street, New Haven Extension, Enugu, while two others, Chidera Owo and Ozuma Chukwuemeka Henry were nabbed on June 30, 2021 at No.6 Nwokolo Emene, besides Annunciation Hospital, Enugu.
He said their arrest was facilitated by credible intelligence received by the commission regarding their alleged criminal activities.
The anti-graft agency spokesman further said items recovered from the suspects include mobile phones, laptop computers, one Lexus ES 350 2011 model car with the registration number YAB-36-TT belonging to Offiah Darlington; a black Toyota Venza Car 2007 model belonging to Ogonna Patrick and a Toyota Camry 2007 model belonging to Obinna Patrick.
“Other recovered items include one I phone X mobile phone and a RX330 Lexus SUV with Chassis number JTJHA31U040014 belonging to Frankiln Chidera Owo and an iPhone 5, iPhone 11 pro, Infinix phones and an Acura ZDX car with registration Number ABJ-611-DS belonging to Ozuma Chukwuemeka Henry,” he said.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”