At least 40 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested in two locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in an early morning sting operation effected the arrest.
Suspects arrested include Michael Lelu Deedum; People Asoliagha; Joseph Ajilo; Adeyemi Gbolahan; Testimony Nna; Nnemeka Chinedu; Ejiofor Raymond; Miracle Ezenandu; Ebele Uchenna; Iyke Obioha; Ikechukwu Nwali; Okoronkwo Emmanuel; Ulu Samuel Eugene Chukwudi; Japheth Tallick; Noel George; Stanley Tallick; Saro Power Maeba; Enyio Chibuike, Ogwashi Precious and Elijah Jeremiah.
Others are: Tochukwu Emmanuel; Africanus Tamunatoye Victor; Precious Presley; Tamuno Ewi West; Obu Gabriel; Wargu Prayer; Joshua Jeremiah; Kaibar Dsana Paraman; Diepiriye Marcus; Albright Ahiakwo; Precious Ifeanyichukwu Ukeagbu; Onyechukwu Prince Ebuka; Chukwuemeka Ukeagbu; Abiye Dokubo; Chale Amobi; Mine Baranga; Suleiman Mohammed; Chima Christian, James Darian and Kingdom Cyril.
In a statement on Wednesday, EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that based on diligent surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet-related criminal activities, the suspects were arrested in the Ada George and Eagle Island areas of Port Harcourt.
“Items recovered from them include: nine vehicles comprising two black- coloured Mercedes Benz C300 cars; three Toyota Camry cars; two Toyota Corolla cars; one black-coloured Lexus car and one ash- coloured Toyota Avalon car, ” he said.
Others items recovered according to Uwujaren included, 54 phones of different brands; 11 laptops; eight television sets, two speakers and one international passport.
He added that the suspects would be charge to court as soon as investigation was concluded