EFCC busts 33 internet fraud suspects in Lagos, Enugu raids


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again arrested dozens of internet fraud suspects.

The anti-graft agency apprehended them on Tuesday in separate raids in Lagos and Enugu States.

A total of thirty-three young men were caught, seventeen in the nation’s former capital and sixteen in Enugu.

Picked from Lagos were Adefila Ayobami Ezekiel, Anamene Somtochukwu, Nzeako Kosisochukwu Anthony, Afolabi Ayomide Henry, Olatona Ayodeji Ebenezer, Obioho Ikenna Raphael, Famolayo Femi Hammed, Mintah-Joshua Oluwafemi.

Others: Martins Victor Onuoha, Babatunde Haruna Oluwaseyi, Taiwo Bolaji Kehinde, Ibeakolam Goodluck, Onaolapo Iyanu Samuel, Jamiu Damilola Lawal, Adeyanju Fawaz, Adejide Samuel and Obioho Obinna.

They were arrested in an estate around Ikota after credible intelligence of their alleged illegal activities and involvement in computer fraud.

Six exotic vehicles, laptops and mobile devices were recovered, according to EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren.

The Enugu operation was carried out at Premier Layout. The suspects include Ovu Chimezie, Junior Gentle Pepple, Nwoye Paul, Ezeoke Chimelue, Innocent Kenechukwu, Tochukwu Igbonekwu, Chigozie Oguanya.

Others are Nwachukwu Daniel, Charles Duru Chibuzor, Anderson Ugochukwu, Chinedu Nwasu, Obiora Martin Ugonna, Nwabueze Chidindu, Nwabueze Samuel Nnaemeka, Okechukwu Collins and Nwabueze Benjamin Ikenna.

They are accused of suspected impersonation, possession of fraudulent documents and defrauding unsuspecting foreign nationals.

Lexus ES350 with reg no EPE 113 HB, Mercedes Benz E350 with reg no RSH 201 BP, another Benz with reg no UWN 338 MP, Toyota Camry with reg no JRV 944 KL, phones and laptops were recovered.

Uwujaren added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.


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