In a rather not surprising fashion, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested a total number of thirty-three (33) suspected internet fraudsters during in Calabar, Cross River State.
The commission, which stated this in a statement issued on Friday by its Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were apprehended by the Uyo Zonal Command of the agency during a sting operation at different locations in Calabar.
Arrests of multiple internet fraud suspects by the anti-graft agency is a regular phenomenon, almost on a regular basis.
Uwujaren said the suspects were picked up on Thursday September 9, 2021.
Disclosing further details about the operation, he said seventeen of the arrested suspects were picked up at a location on Post Office Street, Royal Estate, off Ekot Onin, while ten were apprehended at No.1 Marian Owan by Lemena junction.
The other six suspects, he revealed, were arrested at Parliamentary Extension, Calabar.
The EFCC image maker further revealed that the suspects are aged between 22-35 years.
He gave their names to include, “Modey Terrence Akong, Detoo Bem Daniel, Godson Topbie, Moses Valentine Nkpung, Idang Confidence, Chinagorom Edward, Enwereuzo Chidiebere, Obioma ThankGod, Richard Reinhard, Clinton Christopher, Raymond Samuel, Etim Paul, Okechukwu Caleb and Joseph Akobo.
“Others are Morayo Jerry, Ogar Jemyford, Emmanuel Chika, Okpubeku Prosper, Onedo Caleb, Enajemo Oghenekaro, Great Asume, Ebuka Uzokwe, Obikwelu Ugochukwu, Oloko Pius Monshe, Gideon Ani, Effiong Akaninyene, Agoh Oscar, Agu Favour, Abang Godswill, Amalam Micheal, Luka Kaben, Ifeanyi Enwereuzo and Achilonu Moses.
“At the point of arrest, several laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the suspects. Also recovered from them are three Lexus saloon cars with registration numbers: LAGOS – AKD 56 FQ, ABUJA- KUJ 79 BM and IMO – UMG 956 KU; a Toyota Camry and a Honda Accord with registration numbers LAGOS – APP 368FY and OYO – BDJ 476AQ respectively.”
He said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
SWITCH NIGERIA observed that although, the commission has been carrying out such plenty amount of arrests at once, convictions have not been that much.