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EFCC arrests 17 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission agents detained 17 alleged online scammers in Abuja on Friday.

This was revealed in a statement endorsed by Dele Oyewale, the head of the commission’s media and publicity.

The EFCC recently declared that 30 additional suspects, including four brothers, had been taken into custody for their involvement in online fraud.

The accused were detained on February 9, 2024, “in an intelligence-driven sting operation at various locations within Enugu State,” according to the anti-graft agency.

The most recent suspects were apprehended in the Federal Capital Territory’s Gwagwalada area on Friday, according to a statement released on Friday. This was done in response to reliable information suggesting the suspects were involved in online fraud.

Four cars, twenty-two phones, and computers were among the things that were taken from them.

“Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters on March 1, 2024,” the release stated.

They were apprehended in a sting operation in the Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on the basis of reliable information about their purported involvement in online fraud.

“Twenty-two phones, two laptops, and four cars were retrieved from them.” Court charges will be brought against them as soon as the investigations are finished.

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