– 16 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by operatives of the EFCC in Warri, Delta state
– Various items were recovered from the suspects including laptop computers, iPhones, Android phones, ATM cards, and four exotic vehicles
– The suspects reportedly made useful statements and will soon be charged to court
16 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an early morning raid on Saturday, June 22.
In a statement released on Facebook, the anti-graft agency disclosed that the suspects, aged between 20 and 30, were arrested at their hideout in Ughoton and Udu communities, Warri, Delta state.
Legit.ng gathers that the arrests were made sequel to an intelligence report.
Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include laptop computers, iPhones, Android phones, ATM cards, and four exotic vehicles – Luxus ES330, GLK 4 Matic, Luxus RX 330 and Luxus ES350.
The EFCC pointed out that the development is in line with the directive of its executive chairman, Ibrahim Magu, to rid the entire country of internet fraud and cyber crime.
According to the anti-graft agency, the suspects made useful statements and will soon be charged to court.
In a similar development, Legit.ng previously reported that operatives of EFCC’s Ibadan zonal office, on Thursday, June 20, raided hideouts of suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
They smoked out 27 suspects among whom were four ladies suspected to be their girlfriends.
The commission said its officials embarked on weeks of surveillance, working on series of intelligence gathered on the activities of suspected ‘yahoo boys’ in locations across the city.
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