The Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said its operatives have arrested 15 suspected internet fraudsters.
The commission said the suspects were arrested during a sting operation on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at different locations in Aba, Abia State.
The Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The statement read, “Specifically, the suspects were arrested at No. 214b, Aba-Owerri Road and Cherubim Owo Osisioma and Intercontinental by Nwanyi Motors, Umuode Osisioma, Aba, Abia State following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
“The suspects are: Ezekiel Udo; Anyanwu Odinakachi, Emeka Agu, Lawrence Chinaza Michael, Ifeanyi Okorie, Nestor Akobunu, Frank Ogu, Ezekiel Samuel Uche, Inegbu Onyema Uche, Azukaogi Ogiegbe, Okoro Uchechukwu, Victor Ehiudo, John Chiemela, Lucky Nwoko and Ugochukwu Emmanuel Okafor.
“They were arrested alongside three (3) vehicles: Lexus RX350 Sports Utility Vehicle, GLK Benz SUV and Lexus ES33O SUV.
“Others are: forty three (43) phones of different brands and models; seven (7) walkie talkies; two (2) digital cameras, eight (8) laptops and three (3) iPhone wrist watches.
“The matter will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”