The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that 7 internet fraudsters, including one female, have been arrested by its operatives from Kaduna Zonal Office.
The suspects were arrested in a raid conducted during the early hours of Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in their hideout at No.15, Giwa Road, Barnawa High Cost area of Kaduna State.
The suspected internet fraudsters were arrested sequel to an intelligence report received by the Commission.
The suspects are, who will soon be charged to court are: Iyere Eromoseze Sylvester, 40, Uyiekpen Gabriel Etiosa, 21, Elimia John, 22, Eguasa Osas, 24, Osaohian Osas, 23, Faith Equasaogbomo, 33, and Terry Ogbudu, 25.
Several items were recovered during the raid including an identity card belonging to a Special Assistant of the National Assembly (House of Representatives) bearing Sylvester’s name.
Internet fraudsters may have devised a new means to keep the items they use for their operations. This was disclosed by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as they paraded 7 suspects today Wednesday June 26 in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
“They attempted hiding some of the items in the microwave, toilet water closet and bathroom sink.”
Also, according to EFCC, “a Toyota Venza car, 18 exotic phones (iPhones, Samsung, etc), three Apple iPads, five laptops, two international passports, several SIM cards of various networks, two Mifi and several flash drives, 11 ATM cards, exotic wrist watches and an exotic variant of indian hemp (Haze),” were also seized during the raid.