By CrossRiverWatch Admin
The Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday arrested thirty-three suspected internet fraudsters during a sting operation at different locations in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
17 were arrested at a location on Post Office Street, Royal Estate, off Ikot Omin, while 10 were apprehended at No.1 Marian Owan by Lemna junction. The other six suspects were arrested at Parliamentary Extension, all within Calabar the EFCC said on its verified social media handles.
The suspects aged between 22 – 35 years are: Modey Terrence Akong, Detoo Bem Daniel, Godson Topbie, Moses Valentine Nkpung, Idang Confidence, Chinagorom Edward, Enwereuzo Chidiebere, Obioma ThankGod, Richard Reinhard, Clinton Christopher, Raymond Samuel, Etim Paul, Okechukwu Caleb and Joseph Akobo.
Others are Morayo Jerry, Ogar Jemyford, Emmanuel Chika, Okpubeku Prosper, Onedo Caleb, Enajemo Oghenekaro, Great Asume, Ebuka Uzokwe, Obikwelu Ugochukwu, Oloko Pius Monshe, Gideon Ani, Effiong Akaninyene, Agoh Oscar, Agu Favour, Abang Godswill, Amalam Micheal, Luka Kaben, Ifeanyi Enwereuzo and Achilonu Moses.
Raids in Calabar have increased over the years after the Uyo zonal office was opened with the EFCC recently seeking the support of journalists in Cross River State. Cyber fraudsters have been hit hardest by the EFCC with a high prosecution rate.
“At the point of arrest, several laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the suspects. Also recovered from them are three Lexus saloon cars with registration numbers: LAGOS – AKD 56 FQ, ABUJA- KUJ 79 BM and IMO – UMG 956 KU; a Toyota Camry and a Honda Accord with registration numbers LAGOS – APP 368FY and OYO – BDJ 476AQ respectively,” the EFCC said.
“The arrested suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” the EFCC added.
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