Operatives of the Uyo Zonal workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes, EFCC, have trailed and arrested about 22 suspected web criminals in several areas in Imo State.
In a press release signed by EFCC spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, and made accessible to DAILY POST correspondent in Uyo on Thursday, he stated the Fee was capable of nab the suspects by means of intelligence.
Oyewale acknowledged that the suspects who’re all males had been arrested on Monday, September 8, 2020, in a raid that lasted as much as three hours.
Based on him, “It was an intelligence properly gathered and executed as operatives of the Uyo zonal workplace of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, stormed a number of the hideouts of suspected cyber criminals popularly often called yahoo-boys, at Owerri in Imo state and arrested twenty-two(22) of them at completely different areas within the state.
“The all-male suspects, whose ages vary from 20 to 41 had been nabbed throughout a 3hour raid on Monday, September 8, 2020, at Sight and Providers inside World Financial institution in Ugwuma city and a constructing at Highway Security by Toronto street, Egbu, Owerri North, Imo state.
“The arrested suspects are; Chinonso Anozie Frank, Ogadibo Victor Chikeluba, Clinton Njoku Onyekachi, Okoro Edwin Chigozie, Anozie Chibuzor Harold, Anyaeriuba Canice, Ogbuehi Anderson, Okere Nonye, Njoku Paul Chibuike, Ndalaka Felix Chukwuebuka and Anele Chibuike Timothy.
“Others are; Chidi Kalu, Uparai Daniel, Ubochi Christian Ikechukwu, Udoka Obi, Chiagozie Morris Obiano, Moses Akaedite, Henry Princewill Chisom, Prince Ibe, Ugwuegbu Fredrick Ekenna, William Peter Obinna and Udoka Ihiekwe Kelechi.”
He added that on the time of their arrest, a number of automobiles and devices had been recovered from them and which included, “A black Lexus E5 330 with registration quantity NWA 866 AW; A silver colored Toyota Corolla LE with registration quantity, FST 520 GJ; A silver colored Toyota Camry with registration quantity, KRD 687 GF; and a blue Toyota Corolla LE with registration quantity, RSH 889 TD.
“Others embrace a silver colored Lexus E5 with registration quantity, MMA 745 AC; a black Toyota Venza with registration quantity, KWL 134 AV; a gray colored Mercedes ML350 Jeep with registration quantity, GWA 587 EP and a silver colored Toyota Highlander with registration quantity, BWR 912 JV. Additionally recovered from them are 15 laptops and 20 refined cell phones.”
He stated the suspects shall be charged to court docket as quickly as investigations are concluded.