Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 16 suspected internet fraudsters at their hideout in Ughoton and Udu communities, Warri, Delta State.
According to a statement by the EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, the suspects are between the ages of 20 to 30 and were arrested on Saturday sequel to the intelligence report.
Items recovered from them at the point of arrest include laptop computers, iPhones, Android phones, ATM cards, and four exotic vehicles. The cars are Luxus ES330, GLK 4 Matic, Luxus RX 330 and Luxus ES350
The anti-graft agency noted that the arrest of the suspected fraudsters “is one in the series by operatives of the Commission in line with the directive of the acting Executive Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu to rid the entire country of internet fraud and cybercrime”.
“The suspects have made useful statements and will soon be charged to court”, it added.