Tue. Apr 13th, 2021

Cyber Crime: EFCC nabs 13 internet fraud suspects in Abuja

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Victoria Ogunrinde

Operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Thursday raided the hideouts and apprehended a syndicate of 13 internet fraud suspects.

Five of the suspects were reportedly picked up at an N8 million a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja.

According to the spokesman of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement titled, ‘EFCC bursts a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects in Abuja,’ said the breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise.

“Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV.

‘’The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,’’ the statement reads.

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