In its war against internet fraud across the south east zone, the Enugu Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday stormed residences of suspected internet fraudsters in Lomalinda Extension area of Maryland,Enugu where 13 persons were arrested.
They include Frank Ikechukwu,Bright Alozie,Aloysious Ani, Ikenna Kingsley,Prince Ofoeze, DavidUgonna,Prinewill Onyia,Chibuike Ebulue, Charles Chinedu,Christopher Patrick,EmekaJoel,Valentino Simon and Joseph Ani.
A statement by Wilson Uwujare, Head of Media and Publicity at EFCC, said the operation was a fallout of intelligence regarding the activities of the suspects. They are alleged to have defrauded unsuspecting member of the public including foreigners.
“Some of the items recovered from the suspects include several mobile phones, laptop computers,several Identification and ATM cards, a Honda Accord Salon car, three Lexus ES350 cars, a Mercedez Benz C300 and other incriminating items which are being analysed,” he said.
Uwujaren said the suspects have made useful statements even as further investigations will be undertaken to verify the extent of their involvement.