The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Uyo Zonal Command apprehended thirty-three (33) accused internet fraudsters during a sting operation in Calabar, Cross River State, on Thursday, September 9.
Seventeen of the suspects were apprehended at a site on Post Office Street, Royal Estate, off Ekot Onin, and ten at No.1 Marian Owan by Lemena intersection. The remaining six suspects were apprehended at Calabar’s Parliamentary Extension.
The suspects, who are between the ages of 22 and 35, are: Modey Terrence Akong, Detoo Bem Daniel, Godson Topbie, Moses Valentine Nkpung, Idang Confidence, Chinagorom Edward, Enwereuzo Chidiebere, Obioma ThankGod, Richard Reinhard, Clinton Christopher, Raymond Samuel, Etim Paul, Okechukwu Caleb and Joseph Akobo.
Others are Morayo Jerry, Ogar Jemyford, Emmanuel Chika, Okpubeku Prosper, Onedo Caleb, Enajemo Oghenekaro, Great Asume, Ebuka Uzokwe, Obikwelu Ugochukwu, Oloko Pius Monshe, Gideon Ani, Effiong Akaninyene, Agoh Oscar, Agu Favour, Abang Godswill, Amalam Micheal, Luka Kaben, Ifeanyi Enwereuzo and Achilonu Moses.
At the point of arrest, several laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the suspects. Also recovered from them are three Lexus saloon cars with registration numbers: LAGOS – AKD 56 FQ, ABUJA- KUJ 79 BM and IMO – UMG 956 KU; a Toyota Camry and a Honda Accord with registration numbers LAGOS – APP 368FY and OYO – BDJ 476AQ respectively.
The arrested suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.