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EFCC Reveals Nigerian City That Is Hotbed For Cyber Crime

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Bello Malami Tambuwal wanted over an alleged N2.2 million fraud.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren has declared the Lekki area of Lagos as a cybercrime hotbed

Uwujaren, in a statement, said this followed data from investigative activities of the Lagos Command in the second quarter of 2021.

According to him, between April and June 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command has recorded a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests and is responsible for 243 arrests.

He also noted that Cyber Crime Section executed 18 sting operations which resulted in 159 arrests; 13 convictions have been recorded

“The agency confirmed that of 159 suspects arrested by the Cyber Crime Section, 70 were from Lekki, comprising areas such as Ajah, Badore, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Sangotedo and Oniru.

“Ajah accounted for 24 suspects, while Oniru and Sangotedo had 14 and 13 suspects respectively. Badore had 8 suspects.”, Uwujaren noted.

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