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National: EFCC Arrests 22 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Delta

The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 22 suspects in connection with internet fraud in Delta State.

The anti-graft agency announced the arrest and items recovered in a couple of tweets last Friday.

“Operatives of the EFCC, Advance Fee Fraud Section, Abuja Headquarters in collaboration with operatives from the Benin Zonal Office in a joint operation on Friday, May 17, 2019 arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters during an early morning raid at Sapele, Delta State.”

“The suspects, who are between the ages of 18 to 30, were smoked out of their hideout in an early morning operation, following action on intelligence report gathered by operatives. A day earlier, operatives from Abuja had arrested 2 in Ughelli,” the agency posted via its official account

“Items recovered from them include laptop computers, iPhones, Android phones, ATM cards and three exotic vehicles – Benz C350, Benz ML 350 and Chrysler 300.”

They noted that the suspects arrested have provided operatives with useful information in the fight against internet fraud in the country.

The EFCC has made the fight against internet fraud, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo,’ prominent with its recent arrests of suspects, especially after the apprehension of a popular musician, Afeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, alongside some of his friends.

The controversial music act has been remanded in prison court as the commission earlier filed 11 count charges against him.

The alleged crimes were in contravention of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act and the Cyber Crimes Act.

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