Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office on Friday, arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters.
The suspects were arrested at several hideouts in Nekede Road and Owerri Axis of Imo State.
A statement issued on the commission website stated that the suspects were arrested based on verified intelligence reports linking them with alleged fraudulent activities ranging from love scam on numerous dating sites, impersonation, and possession of fraudulent documents, picker and bitcoin scam.
The suspects were identified as Samuel Patrick, Brima Edegba, Kingsley Williams, Audu Emeka, David Godson, Alex James, Prince Akachukwu Nkemjika, Chidi Eze, Kizito Emenyonu, Wisdom Handsome Chibuenyim, Chibuike Mbonu, Christian Sorochi, Victory Oparanozie, Uche Alex, Kingsley Eke, Collins Williams and Charles Iwu.
Items recovered from them include cash in foreign currencies, eight exotic cars ( a Toyota Avalon, 2 Toyota Camry cars, a Corolla 2004 Model, Lexus ES 350, Mercedes ML 350, Lexus RS 350, Toyota Venza), fifty-eight phones (58) of different brands, eight laptops, one driver’s licence and six ATM Cards.
The commission added that they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
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