EFCC Arrest 31 Internet Fraudsters, Sieze Exotic Cars, Other Items In Edo


By John Ugo

Operatives of the anti graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday arrested 31 suspected internet fraudsters at their hideouts in Benin, Edo State capital.

Also, the Commission recovered from the suspects nine exotic cars, laptops and handsets (phones) of different types.

Spokesman for the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement to newmen in Abuja.

He said, the suspects have made useful statements and would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations on their involvements are concluded,

The Commission listed the names of the suspects as Chukwu Onyekachi, Augustine Omokaro Isreal, Franklin Ozoma, Kelly Osaretin, Uyi Eric, Aruna Charles Destiny, Osakpalor Joseph, Ogiamon Nosa, Otaru Praise Tobi, Lucky Tejiri, Clinton Amanemiye, Bright Omokhua, Aisosa Enobahkre, Imariable Aisosa Collins, Osamede Egboiy Nicholas, Louis Ekharuyi, Omokhua Destiny and Omagbon Friday Harry.

Others are Freedom Ovie, Daniel Ogbemudia, James Collins Oghenetega, Imalele Tony, Sunday Etim Peter, Nosakhare Uyi, Obi Emeka, Joseph Etim Peter, Favour Aigbiedo, Greater Omosivie, Humphery Omosivie, Leonard Ovie and David Osarere.

Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include nine exotic cars – Lexus ES 300, Mercedes Benz GLK 350, Lexus RX330, Lexus RX350, Lexus RX330, three Mercedes Benz C300, Mercedes Benz C350 4Matic; laptops and mobile phones.


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