EFCC arrests 33 suspected Internet fraudsters in Calabar

As the battle to curtail the wide spreading illegal activities of internet fraudsters in the country hot up, the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arrested 33 suspects in Cross River State of Nigeria.

The suspects mostly youth whose ages ranged between 25- 35 years were picked up during a sting operation at different locations in Calabar, Cross River state.

A statement by the agency spokesman Wilson Uwujaren stated that seventeen of the arrested suspects were picked up at a location on Post Office Street, Royal Estate, off Ekot Onin, while ten (10) were apprehended at No.1 Marian Owan by Lemena junction. The other six suspects were arrested at Parliamentary Extension, C

Arrested suspects.

The agency the listed the arrested suspects as follows: Modey Terrence Akong, Detoo Bem Daniel, Godson Topbie, Moses Valentine Nkpung, Idang Confidence, Chinagorom Edward, Enwereuzo Chidiebere, Obioma ThankGod, Richard Reinhard, Clinton Christopher, Raymond Samuel, Etim Paul, Okechukwu Caleb and Joseph Akobo.

Others are Morayo Jerry, Ogar Jemyford, Emmanuel Chika, Okpubeku Prosper, Onedo Caleb, Enajemo Oghenekaro, Great Asume, Ebuka Uzokwe, Obikwelu Ugochukwu, Oloko Pius Monshe, Gideon Ani, Effiong Akaninyene, Agoh Oscar, Agu Favour, Abang Godswill, Amalam Micheal, Luka Kaben, Ifeanyi Enwereuzo and Achilonu Moses.

The statement added that at the point of their arrest, several laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the suspects. Also recovered from them are three Lexus saloon cars with registration numbers: LAGOS – AKD 56 FQ, ABUJA- KUJ 79 BM and IMO – UMG 956 KU; a Toyota Camry with registration numbers LAGOS – APP 368FY and a Honda Accord and OYO – BDJ 476AQ .

The anti-graft agency said the arrested suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.