During the sting operation which was the culmination of weeks of surveillance during which the rooms occupied by the suspects were identified, 30 suspects were arrested with 24 of them already confessing involvement in cybercrimes and related activities.
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Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the commission, in a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja on Monday, said that the suspects were arrested following credible intelligence received by the commission on their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.
The operation was carried out by the Lagos Zonal Officer of the anti-graft agency.
The suspects are Tochukwu Okoro, Okechukwu Ejechie, Nwankwo Okeke, Edeh Emmanuel, Emeka Chukwunonso and Kenechukwu Ekunie.
The suspects, Chidiebere Nwaguma, 23; Chukwuemeka Johnson, 20, and Maduka Vincent, 22, were arrested along Amakohia Owerri/Orlu Road, Owerri, in a Lexus 350 RX car with registration number GGE 966 GP, suspected to have been bought with the proceeds of crime.
This was revealed in a statement by the anti-graft agency on Monday.
This is contained in a statement signed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the court convicted and sentenced Tobiloba Bakare and Alimi Sikiru.
Spokesman for EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement in Port Harcourt that the suspects defrauded their victims of undisclosed sums of money and properties.
The academy, located in Arab Contractors Area of Mpape Hills, a suburb of Abuja, was discovered when operatives, acting on intelligence, stormed the base on Thursday and arrested 27 internet fraud suspects.
Their arrest at Thinkers Corner Extension followed actionable intelligence obtained by the Commission on their alleged criminal activities, which targeted mostly foreigners.
Its Managing Director, Dr. Abimbola Alale, gave the advice on Wednesday in a statement by Adamu Idris, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, to commemorate the International Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
The convicts are: Victor Chikeluba Ogadibo, Unwana Aniefiok Edem, Michael Omos, Emediong Iwoenang, Christian Alvan Okechukwu, Ogbuechi Anderson Ifeanyi and Anozie Chinonso Franklin.
The all-male suspects, whose ages range between 20 and 41, were nabbed at “Sight and Services” within “World Bank” in Ugwuma Town and “Road Safety” by Toronto Road, Egbu, Owerri, Imo State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has cautioned Nigerians against emerging online fraudulent tactics being adopted by Internet fraudsters in the wake of donations arising from COVID-19.
The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in Calabar, Cross River State; and Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The suspects are: Ahmed Adelakun, Matthew Edafe, Chukwuma Edwin Chisom, Mbang Prince, Ogon Godspower and Nnamdi Ogana.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan.
The convicts are Ufuoma Miracle (aka Roland Gobalin), Ofomola Omovigho (aka Doctor), Abraham Idede (aka Eugene Berry), Onatakapoma Julius (aka Chris Roman, Frank Leonard), P. Rarowe (aka Meyers) and Freeborn Efe.
Operatives of the Advanced Fee Fraud Section of the Abuja Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday 2019 raided the residences of suspected internet fraudsters at Flats 1 and 3, Life Camp Extension Estate, Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested five suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.