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EFCC arrests 40 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja, Keffi

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 40 suspected internet fraudsters. They were arrested on Saturday…

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 40 suspected internet fraudsters.

They were arrested on Saturday at Mpape in the Federal Capital Territory and Keffi,  Nasarawa State. The suspects, comprising 38 males and two females, were arrested following credible information on their suspected involvement in internet-related offences.

The commission’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale, in a statement yesterday, listed items recovered from them to include two cars,  56 phones,  four smart watches, eight power banks and four laptops.

He said they would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded. Oyewale had, in a statement on Friday, said the operatives of the EFCC, Abuja Zonal Command, on Tuesday arrested 26 suspected internet fraudsters at Kurudu, Jahi, Kubwa and Gwarimpa areas of the FCT following credible information on their alleged involvement in internet-related offences.

Meanwhile, Justice A.A. Isiaka of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, has convicted and sentenced three persons into various jail terms for internet- related fraud.

The convicts are: Ogochukwu Mitchel Emmanuel Ijeh, Mohammed Kabir Bello and Sunday Simon (a.k.a Ryan Eggold).

They were jailed after pleading guilty to one-count separate charges upon their arraignment by the Kaduna State Zonal Command of the EFCC.

In a related development, Justice A. Abdussalam   of the Gombe State High Court sitting in Gombe, on Thursday sentenced   one Kelvin Tikus to three-year  imprisonment for employment scam.

Tikus, 36, employee of the Nigerian Correctional Service, was arraigned on one – count charge of fraudulent conversion  by the Gombe Zonal Command of the EFCC.

A petitioner had alleged that the convict made him pay N650,000 to secure employment with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps without delivering the job or refunding  his money.

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