The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that its operatives on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, arrested 31 suspected internet fraudsters in Enugu.
The EFCC, on its Twitter handle on Wednesday, said that the 31 suspects were arrested and assured that they would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.
The suspects were arrested from their hideout at Meniru Agbani Road and Diamond Estate in the state.
The suspects include Daniel Chukwuemeka, Okechukwu Chisom, John Chizoba, Benard Uguochukwu, Nwobodo Christian, Nwiba Chukwuemeka, Eze Ani Ifechukwu, Chikwe James, Emmanuel Chukwuebuka, Ezugwu Chidera, Friday Daniel, Destiny Ekene, Prosper Nnachetam, Justice Chinedu and Bright Chimezie.
Others are Ezugu Nkejika, Echi Ikechukwu, Udeh Emeka, Charles Kosisochukwu, Ojinaka Smith, Ekene Chukwuebuka, Efe Samuel, Goodness Ifeanyi, Victory Anointing, Uche Egbo, Onuigbo Kingsley, Okakpu Chukwuemeka, Nnamdi Odo, Mbah Emmanuel, Collins Nweke and Jason Obi.
Items recovered from them include a Mercedes Benz C4000, one Toyota Corolla 2005 model, a Toyota Camry, and several mobile phones and laptops..
A statement by Wilson Uwajaren, EFCC’s Head, Media and Publicity said the suspects were arrested on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in a sting operation at Sunrise Estate, Emene, Enugu following credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.
The suspects allegedly specialised in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, including foreigners through the internet.