EFCC Arrests 13 Internet Fraudsters In Ibadan, 8 In PH


According to NAN, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 13 suspected internet fraudsters.

This is contained in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwajuren and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Ibadan.

The statement said that the suspect were arrested on Monday in Ibadan, following an intelligence report detailing their alleged involvement in internet fraud and other related offences.

The anti graft agency said that four cars, phones, laptops and other incriminating documents used in perpetrating the crime were allegedly recovered from them.

It said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded

Also in Port Harcourt, eight suspects have been arrested in Port Harcourt on suspicion of defrauding their unsuspecting victims through the internet.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) announced the arrest in a statement on Tuesday.

“The eight individuals were arrested on Jan. 26 at their various hideouts in Mandela Housing Estate, Rumuokoro and Street 1, Radio Road Estate, Ozuoba in Port Harcourt.

“The suspects, seven men and a lady, are suspected to be internet fraudsters.

“They were arrested following intelligence reports on their internet-related fraudulent activities,” he alleged.

The EFCC spokesman, who named the suspects, said different items were recovered from the suspects, including nine mobile phones and eight laptops of different brands.

Others are one silver-coloured Lexus ES 330 car; one maroon black-coloured Lexus ES 330 car and a white-coloured Benz GLK 350 Sport Utility Vehicle.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” Uwujuren stated.