Thirty one suspected web fraudsters have been apprehended by Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Fee, EFCC, on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
The suspects had been arrested in two separate places in Benin City sequel to actionable intelligence.
A press release launched by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the antigraft company, mentioned amongst these arrested had been suspected fraudsters who, a number of weeks in the past, had been seen in a viral video standing on prime of their vehicles and throwing bundles of Naira notes into the air at a well-liked Plaza in Benin City.
They’d launched into the same mission on the identical venue on Sunday earlier than they had been intercepted by operatives of the Fee on the exit gate. The opposite suspects had been arrested at their hideout in Benin Metropolis.
These arrested are Essien Sunday, Joseph Nwosu, Samuel Victor, Abdurahman Abudulahi, Uwaifo Future, Osaro Osarere, Favour Oleye, Sensible Okunvobo, Oduwa Osahon, Osaretin Blessed, Frank Osas, Aisosa Kelly, Richard Ehigie, Future Omoru, Jacob Kelvin, Aker Kelly, Promise Godspower, Fortunate Dickson and Osamode Efosa.
Others are Osamuyi Aigbe-Egharevba, Ohumumwen Osaremen, Christopher Momodu, Aigbe Future, Eti-osa Osamwonyi, Patrick Benson Osaguna, Victor Kenyei, Marvellous Atiti, Reward Ebuehi, Osayi Casmir, Osahenkhoe Godstime and Paul Okoh.
Gadgets recovered from the suspects on the level of arrest embrace 13 unique vehicles, together with: Lexus ES 350, Lexus 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus IS 350, Toyota Venza, Mercedes C300, Mercedes ML350, Vary Rover Evoque, GLK 350 4Matic and Toyota Camry.
Different objects are laptop computer computer systems, telephones, paperwork and id playing cards.
The suspects have made helpful statements and shall be arraigned in courtroom as quickly as investigations are accomplished