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FCT: EFCC arrests nine suspected internet fraudsters

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The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), yesterday arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters at two different locations within Abuja.

The suspects, Daniel Archiobong, David Ikechukwu, Alex James, Williams Vincent, Sanni Lucas, Ichado Victor O, Ubah Henry, Anifowoshe Femi and Akinseye Dipo, were rounded off in the early hours of yesterday. The suspects, who are between the ages of 21 and 25, include some graduates, students of Oduduwa University, Osun State and Corps member. Their arrest was sequel to intelligence reports received by the Cybercrime Section of the EFCC.

Some of the suspects owned up to their crimes during interrogation, which include identity theft, romance scam and online bitcoin trading scam, among others.

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Information gathered from the suspects show that they prowl social media platforms from where they dupe unsuspecting Nigerians and oversea victims.

Items recovered from them include Toyota Venza, Lexus and Mercedes Benz cars, mobile phones and laptops and they admitted that the vehicles were proceeds of the cybercrime. They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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