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EFCC arrests 16 in Lagos over alleged internet fraud

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EFCC arrests 16 in Lagos over alleged internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 16 young men in Lekki, a cosmopolitan area in the state, for allegedly engaging in internet fraud, popularly known as yahoo yahoo.

The suspected internet fraudsters were arrested by the Lagos zonal office of the anti-graft agency.

The suspects are Habeeb Adebayo, Marcus Wisdom, Caleb Triumphant Ezikiel, Akinduro Henry, Osarobo Osasere, and Oyelami Olatunji.

Others are: Pelumi Glory, Ehibor Joseph, Emmanuel Timileyin, Jefta Akpan, Okirhie Rukewe, Oxford Robbinson, Onyeka Odika, Uzoma Gideon, Adebayo Oluwatobi, and Isreal Ugochukwu.

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A statement by the Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday evening, January 25, said the suspects were rounded-up on January 21, 2021 at the Ziroc Residence Hotel, Lekki, Lagos by operatives who have been tracking their activities.

“Upon interrogation, they all confessed to engaging in different forms of computer-related fraud, including romance and love scam.

“A further analysis of their mobile devices and computers, also confirmed their involvement in internet fraud.

“They will soon be arraigned in court as investigations have already been concluded,” Uwujaren said.

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