EFCC nabs 33 Internet fraud suspects in Abeokuta


Thirty three suspected internet fraudsters have been apprehended in Abeokuta by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office.

This is contained in a statement signed by the EFCC Spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed the arrest of the suspects in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan.

The suspects, accused of defrauding unsuspecting individuals through the internet were arrested by the operatives of EFCC on Tuesday at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension, and Idi Ori areas of Abeokuta, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the agency’s spokesman.

Uwujaren stated that the arrest, followed actionable intelligence earlier received on the alleged criminal activities of the suspects, which led the operatives to making the arrests at different locations in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.

According to Uwujaren items recovered from the suspects include: 18 cars, mobile phones, laptops, and several other incriminating documents.

The suspects are to be arraigned in court after the conclusion of investigations.