The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office has arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters among whom were five who claimed to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.
The suspects were arrested on Monday in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, following meticulous consideration of intelligence reports detailing their alleged involvement in internet fraud and other related offences.
The anti-graft agency noted that its operatives had conducted preliminary investigations to ascertain the merits of the allegations against them before they were arrested.
“After establishing substantive facts, the EFCC sprang into action and effected the arrest on Monday.
“While five of the suspects claimed to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, others said they were into various vocations.
“Some items used in perpetrating the crime were recovered from them and registered as exhibits to be tendered in court,” EFCC stated.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.