Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters in Benin City, the Edo State capital.
The suspects were arrested in separate locations in the City based on actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime, according to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, on Monday.
Those arrested are Osahon Bright, Aigbe Joseph, Stephen Isibor, Trust Odagwe, Francis Ezomo, David Courage, Ehis Okenedo, Omoragbo Paul, Obehi Owman and Godwill Jacob
Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include mobile phones and eight exotic cars – a Mercedes Benz GLK 350, Mercedes Benz C300, Mercedes-Benz C250, Mercedes-Benz C300, Mercedes Benz GLE63, Range Rover, Toyota Camry and Toyota Venza.
The suspects have made useful statements and will be arraigned in court as soon as the investigations are completed, the commission said.