21 suspected cyber criminals were last week apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following Intelligence report, in separate operations in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital and Benin City, Edo State Capital.
The Commission in a statement issued on Friday by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested on August 25 in a sting operations by the operatives in Abuja and Benin zonal commands.
Uwujaren gave the names of some of the suspects as Kelvin Azuibuike, Andrew Otuokparwo, Miracle Eloze, Junior Oseyi, Okoye Godfrey, Oseiwa Oifoghe, Odia Sylvester, Ekhazor Evans, Collins Akpotu, Victor Okoh and Francis Agathor.
He said, “The suspects were arrested at their hideouts in Kubwa, Gwarimpa and other locations in Benin City following intelligence on their alleged internet fraud-related activities”.
“Among items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest are mobile phones, laptop computers and three luxury cars- a Mercedes Benz CLA 250, Mercedes Benz GLK 350 and Toyota Venza.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the statement added.