Daily Trust (Abuja)

31 January 2013

Nigeria: EFCC Nabs 20 Over Cyber Crime

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested twenty suspects over alleged cyber crimes in Benin City, Edo State.

A statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested in a joint operation with officers from the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin.

He said, "Following intelligence report on their activities. They were nabbed in a surprise raid on their Cyber office tucked in an old building located on Siluko Road, Benin City."

"The suspected fraudsters who are mostly in their twenties includes: Idehen Obabueki, Adesa Lucky, Usuagu Uche, Eloghosa Olikiabor, Larry Edomwonyi, Amowie Maike, Francis Ezegbede, Itua Samuel and Endurance John Egbeifo.

"Others are Amego Ovenseri, Iyen Ighodaro, Philip Agbodori, Lucky Robinson, Nnadi Obinna, Osabuohien Osahon, Chinenu Eze, Peter Sunday, Solomon Ogu, Niyi Femi and Osagie Aghedo." He added.

"At the point of arrest, the fraudsters had in their possession forty five (45) laptops of different make, twenty eight (28) telephone sets, eight (8) internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG.

"They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded," the statement said.

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