EFCC Arrests Suspected Internet Fraud Kingpin, 26 Others

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday raided a Lagos hotel believed to be a hideout for internet fraudsters and arrested a suspected internet fraud kingpin and 26 others.

According to a statement by the commission, the target was one Rasaq Balogun, a suspected internet fraud kingpin, whose illicit activities dominated intelligence gathered from the recently arrested ‘police spies’ during a raid on their Abeokuta base.

The EFCC stated that findings revealed Balogun harboured an army of young men recruited to carry out financial frauds through the use of the internet.

EFCC operatives at the hotel where the suspected internet fraudsters were arrested

Other suspected fraudsters were equally arrested at his Beckley Estate residence, also in Lagos State.

The suspected kingpin and 26 other young men ranging between the ages of 18 and 35 years arrested were brought to the Commission’s Ibadan zonal office for further interrogation.

Operatives of the anti-graft agency also recovered three vehicles, fetish item, laptops, mobile phones and documents suspected to contain fraudulent data from the suspect.

The EFCC added that those indicted will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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