Operatives of the Lagos and Enugu Zonal Commands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday arrested 33 internet fraud suspects in separate sting operations.
A statement issued by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said 17 of the suspects were arrested in Lagos while 16 others were nabbed at Enugu.
The 17 suspects arrested in Lagos are Adefila Ayobami Ezekiel, Anamene Somtochukwu, Nzeako Kosisochukwu Anthony, Afolabi Ayomide Henry, Olatona Ayodeji Ebenezer, Obioho Ikenna Raphael, Famolayo Femi Hammed, Mintah-Joshua Oluwafemi, Martins Victor Onuoha, Babatunde Haruna Oluwaseyi, Taiwo Bolaji Kehinde, Ibeakolam Goodluck, Onaolapo Iyanu Samuel, Jamiu Damilola Lawal, Adeyanju Fawaz, Adejide Samuel and Obioho Obinna.
“Preliminary investigation links them with suspected impersonation, possession of fraudulent documents and defrauding unsuspecting foreign nationals,” Uwujaren said.
He added that items recovered from the suspects include one Lexus ES350 with registration number EPE113 HB , a Mercedes Benz E350 with registration number RSH 201 BP , another Mercedes Benz with registration number UWN 338 MP and one Toyota Camry with registration number JRV 944 KL; and several phones and laptops.
“The suspects will be charged to Court as soon as investigations are concluded,” he said.