Operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters in an operation in Benin City, Edo State.
The suspects who were arrested following intelligence received by the Commission are Okosun Godspower, Imo Harry Hamilton, Efosa Desmond, Odiase Aifuwa, Idoko Onakpa, Dogìo Samson, Okukoje Godstime, Onuigbo Julius, and Osamulu Sunday.
Items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones, a Toyota Camry car, and a Luxus Jeep.
The suspects are said to have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
5 persons were also arrested at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos last week.
The suspects are Akin Abiola Daramola, Stephen Augustine Terungwa, Oluwateru Abiodun Samson, Jeffrey Imariagbe Ehis, Uwajiala Odion Henry, Solomon Abidiran Pelumi, Adebayo Oluwatobi Isaac Olamide, and Odunifa Joseph Opomulero.
Others are Adulkarim Samad Olalekan, Anne Davidson, Ibrahim Enakere Emmanuel, Abayomi Oluwagbenga Olowoake, Israel Jigah Sokoamtu, Oluwaseun Olajuwon Ibrahim and Isaiah Effiong.
According to the antigraft agency, the suspects have been interrogated and will soon be arraigned in court.