EFCC arrests nine suspected Internet fraudsters in Edo

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Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested nine suspected Internet scam artists.

It was gathered that the suspects were apprehended on Tuesday from an Internet Fraud Coaching Centre, aka HK.

The agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed the arrests in a statement on Thursday, said two of the suspects were proprietors of the alleged ‘yahoo school’, while the other seven were students.

He identifiedthe proprietors as Osagie Ogiemwonyi and Onukwugho Favour.

Uwujaren gave the names of the seven students as “Destiny Ohikwugbe, Chata Okoro, Ighodaro Omede, Ehigie Idemudia, Lawrence Daniel, Raymond Ogiemwonyi Oghosa and Henry Philip.

He said the agency recovered a Mercedes Benz GLK, Lexus 350, phones and laptops from the suspects.

He added that they will charge them to court as soon as possible.

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