Daily Trust (Abuja)

1 February 2013

Nigeria: EFCC Arrests 20 Over Cyber Crime

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 20 suspects over alleged cyber crime in Benin City, Edo State.

A statement yesterday by the 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.

Uwujaren said the suspects are: 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 said suspects would be charged to court after investigation.

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