Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested 21 persons for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud, the agency’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Thursday.
He listed those in the Commission’s net as Shittu Yakubu, Akinsola Afeez, Adeniyi Joseph, Opeyemi Wahab, Idris Sunday, Lawal Moshood, Jubril Yusuf, Olusegun Mohammed, Adekunle Adesanya and Damilola Abijide.
Others included, Sola Adio, Oladipo Ademola, Damilola Adewale, Akinsola Ridwan, Ogunlaye Damilare, Falaye Peters, Magnus Toni, Onanuga Ahmed, Bolarinwa Segun, Onanuga Olawale and Ayomide Afeez.
The suspects, alleged to be members of an organized cybercrime syndicate, were arrested on Wednesday, December 30, during an early morning operation at Roxbury Leisure Homes Phase 2, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ikota, Lagos, following credible intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities.
He said investigations revealed that the suspects had allegedly been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money before their arrest.
Items allegedly recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest are 12 vehicles, mobile phones and laptop computers.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, according to Uwujaren.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]