EFCC arrests 57 internet fraud suspects, recovers two rifles

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested 57 internet fraud suspects in Ilaro, Ogun State, with two pump action rifles recovered from some of them on Friday.

The agency said in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, that it arrested them at their hideout in Yewa Frontier Hotel & Resort, Ellysam Hotel & Suits, April Suits and IBD International Hotels, all in Ilaro, Ogun State.

It said the arrest followed “actionable intelligence linking them to alleged fraudulent activities, ranging from love scam on numerous dating sites, obtaining money by false pretences and other cybercrimes.”

Read the agency’s full statement below:

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Friday, March 12, 2021 arrested fifty seven suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideouts and recovered two pump action rifles.

The suspects were arrested in Yewa Frontier Hotel & Resort, Ellysam Hotel & Suits, April Suits and IBD International Hotels, all in Ilaro, Ogun State.

The operation followed actionable intelligence linking them to alleged fraudulent activities, ranging from love scam on numerous dating sites, obtaining money by false pretenses and other cybercrimes.

Four exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, two rifles and several incriminating documents were recovered from the suspects.



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