Nigeria

Eleven in EFCC net for ‘internet fraud’

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.

The Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, arrested 11 suspects for alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The Media and Publicity Head of the EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this in a statement Thursday, revealed that the suspects were arrested at Ozuobo Area, off NTA Road, in Obio/Abio, Rivers State.

According to the Commission, the suspects are “Chidindu Michael, Timothy Emmanuel, Nweke Joseph Jeff, Francis David, Pedro Enuaghanam Nnaemeka, Promise Amesi, David Eke and Michael Okoroah.

Others are David Achi, Justice Arugba and Collins Wedeh.

Uwujaren further disclosed that the suspects were arrested through surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet-related criminal activities.

Items recovered from them include one wine-coloured Lexus ES 350 car, six Plasma Television laptops sets, three, ten (10) mobile phones of different brands, one LG Home Theatre, one black and red Boom Speaker, one Hisense Speaker, one Hisense Sound Bar, 5 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards of different banks and two Apple wristwatches.

Meanwhile, the federal government agency has assured that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

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