EFCC takes action and arrests 21 alleged internet scammers in Lagos (photo)
21 Internet fraud suspects were arrested in Lagos.
They were arrested Wednesday by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the Lagos zonal office on charges of fraud.
The suspects, who were alleged to be members of an organized cybercriminal alliance, were arrested during a morning operation at Roxbury Leisure Homes Phase 2, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Hikota, Lagos.
Shittu Yakubu, Akinsola Afiz, Adeni Joseph, Opeyemi Wahab, Idris Sunday, Laval Moshud, Jubril Yusuf, Olusegun Mohammed, Adekun Ilyola Adesidej were named as suspects in a statement Thursday.
Others are Sola Adio, Oladipo Ademola, Damilola Adewale, Akinsola Ridwan, Ogunlai Damilare, Falay Peters, Magnus Tony, Onanuga Ahmed, Bolarinwa Shogun, Onanuga Olavale and Ayomid Afiz.
The commission indicated that the suspects had allegedly deceived members of the public before their arrest, unaware of their hard-earned money.
“The objects discovered by the suspects at the time of their arrest were 12 cars, cell phones and laptops. As soon as the investigation is completed, they will be charged “, added in the statement.