• EFCC arrests 133 internet fraudsters in Ibadan, Uyo, Ilorin

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    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its operatives and investigators in Ibadan, Uyo, and Ilorin commands have taken into custody 133 internet fraudsters between May 8 and 10 2024.

    The commission’s Spokesperson Dele Oyewale who disclosed this on Friday in Abuja said the suspects were arrested during separate sting operations at various locations.

    According to Oyewale, while investigators of the Ibadan Zonal Directorate arrested sixty-four suspected internet fraudsters in Osun State on May 8, 2024, Investigators at the Uyo Zonal Command took forty-four(44) suspected internet fraudsters into custody on May 9 2024.

    He added that operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC also arrested twenty-five persons for offences bordering on suspected internet fraud making it a total of 133 suspects in three days.

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    According to him, the arrest made by operatives in Ede, Osun State followed actionable intelligence on their suspicious fraudulent activities in their environs, disclosing that, 18 exotic vehicles, 18 laptops, 112 mobile phones, three Play Station games, five motorcycles, and other incriminating documents among others were recovered from them.

    In Calabar, Oyewale said the suspected fraudsters were arrested in an early morning sting operation at Satellite town, Tinapa junction and parliamentary extension areas of Calabar in Cross River State, adding that, Items recovered from them include six exotic cars, 16 laptops and 38 mobile phones.

    In Ilorin, he noted that the suspects were arrested during two separate sting operations at various locations in Ilorin, Kwara State following credible intelligence about the activities of some suspected internet fraudsters operating within the State.

    “Items recovered from the suspects include six exotic cars, different brands of phones and laptops,” Oyewale said.

    “The suspects will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of ongoing investigations.”

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