No fewer than seven Nigeria citizens have been arrested by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over alleged cybercrime.
The Nigeria anti-graft agency confirmed this on Monday (today) in a post on its official Twitter account, Naija News understands.
EFCC reports that it arrested the suspects on Friday, February 12 in Benin, Edo State capital. The agency reports that the internet fraudsters were arrested based on actionable intelligence by the Commission.
Their names were revealed as Agbi Alaba Favour, Aigbata Wilson, Chukwudi John, Momodu Abdulmalik, William David, Acien Simeon and Otasowie Osariemen.
Items recovered from the suspects include laptop computers, mobile Phones, a Toyota Camry car and a Mercedes-Benz GLK 350.
The anti-graft agency said the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
See the post below:
EFCC Arrests Seven Internet Fraud Suspects in Benin
The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, onFriday, February 12, 2021 arrested seven persons in Benin City, Edo State for alleged internet fraud. pic.twitter.com/4nIoFloVZf
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) February 15, 2021
Naija News reports that the suspect stole 165 pieces of the Samsung brand from a phone hub belonging to one Nelson Nigeria Ltd in Ikeja. Naija News understands that Adams committed the crime on January 16 this year.