EFCC arrests 13 alleged internet fraudsters in Abuja, Kwara

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Thursday says 13 suspected internet fraudsters were arrested in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Kwara State respectively in separate operations.

According to the anti-graft body, eight of the suspects were arrested after a raid at their apartment located at No. 16 Isaaya Shukari Crescent, Gwarinpa and C15 & A27 City of David Estate, Life Camp.

They included: Chiyiri Izuchi. Nurala Eze Kamchi, Amuka Shadrack, Nwegbediegwu Chekwubechukwu J, Chigbo Eze, Franklin Okafor, Ezeagwu Olisaemeka and Nnamani Chukwudera.

Those arrested by the commission’s Zonal Office in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital were Stephen Odanye, Abolarin Kayode, Babatunde Muhammad, Adepoju Tomiwa and Akinbamidele Femi.

In a statement issued by the commission, they were arrested based on intelligence report indicating their involvement in internet fraud.




    “Some of the items recovered from the Abuja suspects, include several mobile phones, laptop computers, several International Passports, a Toyota Corolla, a Toyota Avalon, Lexus 15 250, Mercedes 4matic C350, Mercedes C280, Mercedes GLA 280 and an Acura.

    “It was discovered that the suspects use their phones and laptop computers to communicate with their victims who are majorly foreigners in order to defraud them of their monies.”

    The statement reads further that, “the suspects received monies, in several foreign currencies, deposited into their accounts by their victims.

    “Items recovered from them include, phones, cars and documents containing false information”.

    Olugbenga heads the Investigations Desk at The ICIR. Do you have a scoop? Shoot him an email at [email protected]. Twitter Handle: @OluAdanikin

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement

    Recent