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Crime & Metro - May 9, 2024

EFCC arrests 50 suspected internet fraudsters in Benin City, Uyo

 

Caleb Ohaeri

Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested 39 suspected internet fraudsters at different locations within Benin City.

Also, Operatives  of the Uyo Zonal Command  arrested 21  suspected internet fraudsters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

According to the Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Mr. Dele Oyewale, the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their suspected involvement in computer- related fraud.

Items recovered from them include eight exotic cars – two Mercedes-Benz GLK 350, two Mercedes Benz C300, two Lexus RX350, Toyota Camry, Lexus ES350,  laptops and phones

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

While suspected cyber criminals were arrested at different locations within Akwa Ibom State.

While five of the suspects were arrested at ‘Laundering Lounge’,  Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo, on Monday May 6, 2024, sixteen others were arrested on Tuesday May 7, 2024, at Church Road,  off Calabar Itu Road,  Uyo.

Also items recovered from them include, two luxurious cars, nine laptops, 28 smart phones and two wrist watches.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

 

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