EFCC nabs 21 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Abia

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the action of the former Senate President, Bukoka Saraki, has been hindering the agency from probing him.

Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 21 suspected internet fraudsters in an early morning sting operation in Umuahia, Abia State.

The suspects are Orji John Chika; Stanley Chukwkreka; Torti Nnana; Chukwuebuka Onwuegbu; Anyanwu Emmanuel Gideon; Obioma David; Inadinma Daniel; Ohakwe Joseph; Oburu Emmanuel, Justin Ashiesbu Chinedu and Godwin Onyekwere.

Others are Clarenth Chieindu; Ibe Ezewa; Prosper Chimezie; Obinna Iromachi; Anslem Nnamdi; Reality Ezekiel; John Ottah; Prince Chinemerem, Chidozie Obioma and Anderson Nnamdi.

A statement issued by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren on Thursday said the suspects were arrested without any incident, based on diligent surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet-related criminal activities.

“Items recovered from them are One( 1) Lexus RS 350 Sports Utility Vehicle; Three(3) Lexus ES 300 cars; one( 1) Toyota Camry car; fifty( 50) phones of different brands; eight( 8) HP laptops; one( 1) Dell laptop; 15 Airtel SIM cards; 1 international passport; 1 Ford car key; 1 Samsung wrist- watch, 1 headphone and 1 printer,” he said.

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