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EFCC nabs 33 internet fraudsters in Lagos, Enugu

…recovers vehicles, laptops, phones

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday,  arrested 33 suspected  internet fraudsters.

The anti-graft agency through its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said they were apprehended in separate raids in Lagos and Enugu States.

EFCC put the figure of the suspects at 33; seventeen in Lagos and sixteen in Enugu.

Those arrested in Lagos were Adefila Ayobami Ezekiel, Anamene Somtochukwu, Nzeako Kosisochukwu Anthony, Afolabi Ayomide Henry, Olatona Ayodeji Ebenezer, Obioho Ikenna Raphael, Famolayo Femi Hammed, Mintah-Joshua Oluwafemi.

Others were Martins Victor Onuoha, Babatunde Haruna Oluwaseyi, Taiwo Bolaji Kehinde, Ibeakolam Goodluck, Onaolapo Iyanu Samuel, Jamiu Damilola Lawal, Adeyanju Fawaz, Adejide Samuel and Obioho Obinna.

They were arrested in an estate around Ikota after credible intelligence of their alleged illegal activities and involvement in computer fraud.

The Spokesperson said six exotic vehicles, laptops and mobile devices were recovered.

The Enugu operation was carried out at Premier Layout. The suspects include Ovu Chimezie, Junior Gentle Pepple, Nwoye Paul, Ezeoke Chimelue, Innocent Kenechukwu, Tochukwu Igbonekwu, Chigozie Oguanya.

Others are Nwachukwu Daniel, Charles Duru Chibuzor, Anderson Ugochukwu, Chinedu Nwasu, Obiora Martin Ugonna, Nwabueze Chidindu, Nwabueze Samuel Nnaemeka, Okechukwu Collins and Nwabueze Benjamin Ikenna.

They are accused of suspected impersonation, possession of fraudulent documents and defrauding unsuspecting foreign nationals.

Lexus ES350 with reg no EPE 113 HB, Mercedes Benz E350 with reg no RSH 201 BP, another Benz with reg no UWN 338 MP, Toyota Camry with reg no JRV 944 KL, phones and laptops were recovered.

Uwujaren added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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