10th September, 2021
Thirty-three internet fraudsters have been arrested in Calabar, Cross River, in multiple sting operations staged by EFCC operatives from the Uyo Zonal command.
Seventeen of the arrested suspects were picked up at Royal Estate on Post Office Street, off Ekot Onin, while 10 were apprehended at 1 Marian Owan by Lemena junction.
The other six suspects were arrested at Parliamentary Extension, Calabar.
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.
At the point of arrest, many laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the suspects.
Also recovered from them are three Lexus saloon cars, 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.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the arrested suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.