By: Okosun Dennis
It was a bad day and business for 18 suspected internet fraudsters as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), swooped on and arrested them at their hideout in Gwarimpa and Dawaki Extension, Abuja.
The suspects were picked on March 25, 2021 sequel to credible intelligence obtained by the Commission on their alleged criminal activities.
The suspects are: Akpotegho Profit, 20; Aseimo Prince, 21; Ekhaguere Favour,19; Ekhaguere Esewi , 25; Kelvin Ekhaguere, 25; Temola Adex,25; Ezuzu Happiness, 21 and Ekhiyokwo Emmanuel, 25.
Others are: Mena Ejife Emmanuel, 25; Clement Ifietekhai, 29; Babatunde Ilori, 35; Ejoor Joseph, 22; Okunuwe Frank Durkio, 22; Agbaga Kelvin, 22; Ajayi Kehinde David, 25; Akinwale Taiwo, 30; Joseph Henry Junior, 25 and Agbaje Opeyemi, 31.
Items recovered from the suspects according to the Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren included six exotic cars, 26 mobile phones, 11 laptop computers, Flash and Hardrive, three International passports, and six hand bags.
In a related development, three suspected internet fraudsters were also arrested by operatives of the Commission on Friday March 26, 2021 in Niger State.
The suspects have been identified as Abubakar Haruna, Nuhu Alfa Katuna and Mohammed Adamu and items recovered from them included mobile phones and SIM cardsThe suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.