EFCC arrests 24 suspected Internet trainee fraudsters in Akwa-Ibom

EFCC arrests suspects

By BARBARA KALU, Uyo –

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested no fewer than 24 suspected internet fraudsters reportedly trained for Internet crimes in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.

The EFCC spokesman, Mr Dele Oyewale said in a statement that the suspects were arrested in Uyo on Monday

Oyewale said the suspects were arrested following an intelligence at a storey building suspected to be a criminal hideout for training Internet fraudsters at Ewet Housing Estate and Nelson Mandela respectively.

“The all-male suspects were arrested in two locations in an intelligence-driven sting operation at D-Line Ewet Housing Estate and Nelson Mandela area both in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.“Items recovered from the premises and the suspects include five exotic cars, 18 laptops, 17 mobile phones and one Internet router.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” he said.

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