Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested twenty four suspected internet fraudsters being trained for internet crimes in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
According to a statement by the commission, the suspects were arrested on Monday, January 22, 2024 at a storey building suspected to be a criminal hideout for training internet fraudsters.
The statement noted that the all- male suspects were arrested in two locations in an intelligence-driven sting operation at D-Line Ewet Housing Estate and Nelson Mandela area both in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It disclosed that they were rounded up at the upper floor of the storey building that looked like a classroom hall with chairs, tables, laptops and notepads on each table.
It said, ”the building is allegedly being used solely for the training of youths in various aspects of cyber criminality”.
The statement noted that the Items recovered from the premises and the suspects include: five exotic cars; 18 laptops; 17 mobile phones and one internet router.
It added that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
It would be recalled that the EFCC had, on November 28, 2019 arrested 23 trainers and trainees at a “Yahoo Academy” at Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok village in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.