Tue. Aug 3rd, 2021

Cyber Crime: EFCC uncovers another Internet scam grooming centre in Abuja

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Victoria Ogunrinde

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Abuja Zonal Office on Thursday uncovered another training centre of Internet fraudsters.

This is happening few weeks after the commission discovered an Internet fraud academy in the Bwari axis of Abuja, where 10 suspects said to be learning the trade of cyber trickery were nabbed.

A statement by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, indicated that the coordinator of the Mpape centre, said to be 30-year-old Emmanuel Clement, and his ‘students’ were mostly young school leavers, including ladies within the age range of 18 and 25 years.

The statement titled, ‘EFCC uncovers another internet fraud training centre in Abuja’, said, “Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Venza car, 30 mobile phones and one laptop. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”

The ‘academy’ which was located in the Arab Contractors area of Mpape Hills, a suburb of Abuja, was discovered when operatives, acting on intelligence, bursted the base and arrested 27 Internet fraud suspects.

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