EFCC takes action and arrests 21 alleged internet scammers in Lagos (photo)
In Lagos, 21 suspects in Internet fraud were detained.
On Wednesday, they were arrested by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the Lagos zonal office on fraud charges.
The suspects, who were said to be members of an organized cybercriminal alliance, were arrested during a morning operation at Roxbury Leisure Homes Phase 2, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Hiccup, Lagos.
In a statement Thursday, EFCC’s head of media and advertising, Wilson Uvujaren, named Shittu Yakubu, Akinsola Afiz, Adeni Joseph, Opeymi Wahab, Idris Sunday, Laval Moshud, Jubril Yusuf, Olusegun Mohammed, Adekidanle Damil, and Olusegun Mohammed as suspects.
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 pointed out that the suspects had allegedly tricked unsuspecting members of the public into their hard-earned money prior to their arrest.
“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, ”the message says.