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EFCC nabs 32 suspected internet fraudsters in Ogun


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, Thursday arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters.

The suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, during an early morning sting operation carried out by anti-graft agency.

According to the Commission’s spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the suspects are already “helping operatives with useful information.”

The agency said the suspects were between 15 and 39 years.

Of the arrested suspects, 14 of them claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they were self-employed in various vocations.

Items allegedly recovered from them include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects.

The arrest was sequel to a petition detailing their alleged fraudulent activities, including internet fraud through which they obtained money from unsuspecting victims.

“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” Orilade said.

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