In Asaba, Delta State’s capital, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detained 26 internet fraud suspects on Thursday.
The operation was conducted out after validated intelligence, according to EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren.
The suspects are Ezeabia Lucy, Ossai Chioma, Okoh Ekene, Okoduwa Bright, Jefferey Nwabunike, Egonu Ikechukwu, Onwudiachi Martins, Ofili Junior, Ejimofor Celestine.
Joseph Diamond Olisa, Frank Sunday, Calvin Emmanuel Ojara, Afoye Powede Joshua, Chima Bright Ojara, Micheal Emmanuel Chukwuka, Okonkwo Chukwuemeka Promise.
Iyoha Oseiwe Frankie, Ezeabia Prince Chinedu, Ohuhwai Charles. Adudu Nonso, Jude Omonike Akon, Chibuike Nnanna Ife, Bieni Collins, Ebuka Ekechi, Ossai Okey and Chukuma Paul.
They were apprehended in Asaba’s Chiemeke Onochie IV, Parkacin, and Jonathan Monye streets.
They are accused of impersonation, possession of forged documents, and scamming foreign nationals by the EFCC.
Lexus RX350 (Reg: ASB-436-AM), Toyota Camry SE (Reg: BKW-132-MT), Lexus RX350 (Reg: KTU-126- FP), Toyota Corolla (EYC-AMB-3), Toyota Venza, land documents, phones, laptops and other incriminating items were recovered.
Following the completion of further investigations, the suspects will be charged in court.