The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 16 suspected internet fraudsters in the Lekki area of the state.
This was issued in a statement by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren on Monday.
He said that the suspects were arrested on January 21 at the Ziroc Residence Hotel, Lekki, by operatives who had been tracking their activities.
Some of the suspects are Habeeb Adebayo, Marcus Wisdom, Caleb Ezekiel, Akinduro Henry, Osarobo Osasere, and Oyelami Olatunji.
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Others are Pelumi Glory, Ehibor Joseph, Emmanuel Timileyin, Jefta Akpan, Okirhie Rukewe, Oxford Robbinson, Onyeka Odika, Uzoma Gideon, Adebayo Oluwatobi, and Isreal Ugochukwu.
The statement read, “Upon interrogation, they all confessed to engaging in different forms of computer-related fraud, including romance and love scam.
“A further analysis of their mobile devices and computers also confirmed their involvement in Internet fraud,” the statement added.
The EFCC said the suspects would soon be arraigned in court, adding that investigations had been concluded.”