28th May, 2022
By Ahmed Kaigama
The Police Command in Bauchi has arrested five suspected internet fraudsters undergoing training in the state.
The Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakil confirmed the arrest in a statement, on Saturday in Bauchi.
He said operatives of the command acting on credible intelligence raided a hideout where the suspected cybercriminals were undergoing training in the Bauchi metropolis.
“The Operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), Bauchi Command acted on a verified intelligence on 20th May 2022, burst into an apartment located at Kirfi Road, GRA, Bauchi.
“Where a training center was established for the training of youths who want to venture into internet crime,” he said.
He listed the suspects to include Emmanuel Saleh alias Wizblaq, 22; Matthias Akronyi alias Mad Kid, 20, Patience Nuhu, 21, Bulus Haruna, 18, and Kingsley Simon, 19.
Wakil said the police had recovered four laptops, one television set, four sound systems, one power generator, seven plastic chairs, one office chair, a musical keyboard, and a fridge.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda has directed the suspects to be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
The spokesman quoted the CP as advising the people to be vigilant about the type of information they shared online, to assist the police in rid of cybercrimes in the state.