The EFCC has called on Nigerians to continue to support the fight against cybercrime, as they succeeded in arresting 12 suspected internet fraudsters at a ‘Yahoo school’ in Lagos.
According to a post by the anti-graft agency, the suspected fraudsters were arrested on Thursday, August 29. The EFCC said the raid took place following intelligence report received from members of the public.
“During the raid, some of the suspects attempted to flee by hiding on the roof of their apartment. “Items recovered from the suspects include laptops and mobile phones. The suspect will soon be charged to court.”
The suspects are:
As part of efforts to curb the menace of computer-based frauds, the EFCC is calling on members of the public to report any suspicious activities of internet fraudsters in their neighbourhood through the Commission’s email address: email@example.com or the hotline: +2348093322644 (0809EFCCNIG)
Magu, the EFCC boss had earlier said the commission would collaborate with the FBI to investigate the 77 Nigerians indicted in a $46 million fraud case. “We will investigate it and we will leave no stone unturned. We will go after those who collaborated with the ones in the US and they will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” Magu was quoted to have said.
The American security agency on Thursday, August 22 said 14 of the suspects had been arrested while the remaining defendants were “believed to be abroad with most of them located in Nigeria.”
Culled from Legit.ng