Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal office on Tuesday, 9 March, 2021 arrested 29 suspected internet fraudsters for various offences bordering on cyber Crimes at a hideout in Awka, Anambra State.
The arrest was sequel to credible intelligence obtained by the Commission on their nefarious activities necessitating an extensive surveillance on them before they were arrested in the early hours of March 9.
The arrested suspects are: Izuchukwu Precious Chinonso, Izuchukwu Chukwuebuka Goodness, Ogu Chukwuebuka Kingsley, Iheagwam Sixtus Chijoke, Igwemadu Kenechukwu Emmanuel, Joseph Igwe, Ilegbukem Justin. Ilegbunem Paschal Onyeka, Paul Okoye, Muolokwu Osita, Okechukwu Ifeanyichukwu, Nnamdi Agbo, Chinyeluba Ifeanyi and Mbanugo Ifeanyi.
Others include: Bernard Femi, Okafor Ekene, Nwabueze Ifeanyi, Edeh Chukwuebuka, Mgbemefulu Henry, Chinecherem Okpara, Kosisochukwu Chukwuemeka Harrison, Okoroafor Elochukwu, Edeh Gerald, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, Chimezie Ugwu, Aguguom Ifeanyi, Mgbemfulu Collin, Edeh Izuchukwu Dominic and Oputa Ekene.
In the course of the arrest, five exotic cars ;a brand new Mercedes Benz GLK with registration number HAL-160-MX, Lexus IS 250 with registration number UMZ-145-MX, Toyota Avalon XLS with registration number KRD-641-FL, Lexus ES 350 with registration number GWA-489-KZ, Lexus ES 330 with registration number AAH-25-AE were recovered from them.
Other incriminating materials recovered from the suspects include various mobile phones and laptops.
They will soon be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.