13th September, 2022
Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters within Akwa Ibom State.
A statement issued by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren on Tuesday said the suspects were arrested in a sting operation on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
He added that the all-male suspects, whose ages range between 18 to 24 years, were arrested at their various hideouts in Uyo and Ikot Ekpene areas of the State, following verified intelligence regarding their nefarious activities.
Uwujaren disclosed that items recovered from the suspects included, a silver -coloured Toyota Corolla car, as well as various brands of sophisticated mobile phones and laptops.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” he said.