EFCC arrests 24 suspected trainee internet fraudsters in A’Ibom

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Uyo Zonal Command, have arrested 24  suspected internet fraudsters while undergoing training for internet crimes in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital.

The EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested on Monday following intelligence received about a storey building suspected to be a criminal hideout for training internet fraudsters at Ewet Housing Estate and Nelson Mandela respectively.

He said the suspects would be charged to court after investigations.

The statement read, “The all-male suspects were arrested in two locations in an intelligence-driven sting operation at D-Line Ewet Housing Estate and Nelson Mandela area both in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

“Items recovered from the premises and the suspects include five exotic cars; 18 laptops; 17 mobile phones and one internet router.

“The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

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