21 Alleged Internet fraudsters in EFCC net in Lagos

*The Internet crime suspects had purportedly been swindling innocent members of the public of their hard-earned money before they met their waterloo Wednesday in Lagos

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

For allegedly belonging to an organised cybercrime syndicate fleecing people of their heard-earned wealth, operatives of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested 21 persons for their apparent involvement in computer-related frauds.

The detained suspects include Shittu Yakubu, Akinsola Afeez, Adeniyi Joseph, Opeyemi Wahab, Idris Sunday, Lawal Moshood, Jubril Yusuf, Olusegun Mohammed, Adekunle Adesanya and Damilola Abijide.

THe anti-correuption agency also nabbed Sola Adio, Oladipo Ademola, Damilola Adewale, Akinsola Ridwan, Ogunlaye Damilare, Falaye Peters, Magnus Toni, Onanuga Ahmed, Bolarinwa Segun, Onanuga Olawale and Ayomide Afeez, according to The Nation report.

Report says the suspects, who are members of an organised cybercrime syndicate, were arrested Wednesday during an early morning operation at Roxbury Leisure Homes Phase 2, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ikota, in Lagos State, following credible intelligence received by the Commission about their purported criminal activities in the area.

Investigations indicated that the suspects had supposedly been swindling unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money before they met their waterloo.

The valuables recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest are 12 vehicles, mobile phones, and laptop computers.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, according to report.

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