Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested 18 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos.
According to Naija News , the Nigeria’s anti-graft agency made the announcement on Tuesday.
While briefing on the arrested suspects, the EFCC gave the names of the arrested suspects as; Abass Mukhtar, Enitan Adekunle, Olakunle Araoyinbo, Korede Adetule, Christmas Gabriel, Christmas Yole, Christmas Emmanuel and Harrison Obayogbono.
Others according to the EFCC include Victor Kenneth, Adewale Musibau, Oluwajuwon Shofuyi, Idris Abdulazeez, Oyeku Adeoye, Omilana Adeleke, Okeke Chucks, Peters Olamide, Abayomi Jones and Usman Olalekan.
The statement by the EFCC added as thus; “The suspects were arrested during a sting operation at three different locations in the Alagbado area following intelligence reports received by the Commission from concerned members of the public about their alleged involvement in the criminal activities.
“During the raid, about five of the suspects attempted to escape arrest by taking refuge inside the ceiling of their apartments. They were, however, immediately apprehended by operatives of the EFCC.
“Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include charms, phones, laptops and five cars – Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry 2004 model, Toyota Camry 2007 model, Toyota Camry 1999 model and Honda Pilot.”
However, the suspects are expected to be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction but upon completion of the investigation by the EFCC