Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja and Ilorin Zonal Offices, have arrested thirteen suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations.
Taking action on intelligence report indicating their involvement in internet fraud, officials of the EFCC stormed their residence in the City of David Estate, Life Camp, Abuja and arrested eight of the suspects. Those arrested include Chiyiri Izuchi. Nurala Eze Kamchi, Amuka Shadrack, Nwegbediegwu Chekwubechukwu J, Chigbo Eze, Franklin Okafor, Ezeagwu Olisaemeka and Nnamani Chukwudera.
Some of the items recovered from them, include several mobile phones, laptop computers, several International Passports, a Toyota Corolla, a Toyota Avalon, Lexus 15 250, Mercedes 4matic C350, Mercedes C280, Mercedes GLA 280 and an Acura.
The five other suspects arrested in Ilorin by the Commission’s Zonal Office are Stephen Odanye, Abolarin Kayode, Babatunde Muhammad, Adepoju Tomiwa and Akinbamidele Femi. They were arrested in different locations within Ilorin Metropolis following intelligence reports linking them to computer-based fraud.
Investigations by the EFCC revealed that the suspects use their phones and laptop computers to communicate with their victims who are majorly foreigners in order to defraud them of their monies.
It was also revealed that the suspects received monies, in several foreign currencies, deposited into their accounts by their victims. Items recovered from them include, phones, cars and documents containing false information.
The EFCC added that it will charge the suspects to court soon.