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EFCC arrests 31 alleged Internet fraudsters in Benin

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The Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Sunday arrested 31 suspected Internet fraudsters. This was contained in a statement on Monday by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the command.

He disclosed that the suspects were arrested in two separate locations in Benin following actionable intelligence. He said: “Among those arrested are suspected fraudsters who, a few weeks ago, were seen in a viral video standing on top of their cars and throwing bundles of naira notes into the air at a popular plaza in Benin City. They had embarked on a similar mission at the same venue on Sunday before they were intercepted by operatives of the commission at the exit. The other suspects were arrested at their hideout in Benin City.

“Those arrested are Essien Sunday, Joseph Nwosu, Samuel Victor, Abdurahman Abudulahi, Uwaifo Destiny, Osaro Osarere, Favour Oleye, Smart Okunvobo, Oduwa Osahon, Osaretin Blessed, Frank Osas, Aisosa Kelly, Richard Ehigie, Destiny Omoru, Jacob Kelvin, Aker Kelly, Promise Godspower, Lucky Dickson and Osamode Efosa.

“Others are Osamuyi Aigbe-Egharevba, Ohumumwen Osaremen, Christopher Momodu, Aigbe Destiny, Eti-osa Osamwonyi, Patrick Benson Osaguna, Victor Kenyei, Marvellous Atiti, Gift Ebuehi, Osayi Casmir, Osahenkhoe Godstime and Paul Okoh.

“Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest are 13 exotic cars: Lexus ES 350, Lexus 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus IS 350, Toyota Venza, Mercedes C300, Mercedes ML350, Range Rover Evoque, GLK 350 4Matic and Toyota Camry. Other items are laptop computers, phones, documents and identity cards.” Uwujaren said the suspects have made useful statements and would be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are completed.

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