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EFCC: Edo no longer safe for internet fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday told internet fraudsters Edo State is no longer habitable for them.

Its head of media, Wilson Uwujaren, said the anti-graft commission has placed them on tight watch.

Uwujaren spoke when the commission arraigned nine of the 20 suspected internet fraudsters arrested and handed over to the commission by the Joint Task Force of the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin.

The suspects, according to him, were arrested following series of intelligence reports on the activities of fraudsters in a concealed cyber office tucked in an old building located at Siloko road, Benin City.

Over 45 laptops of different brands, 28 telephones, internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG were recovered from the suspects.

The fraudsters, mostly in their twenties include: 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 Isghdaro, Philip Agbodori, Lucky Robinson, Nnadi Obinna, Osabuohien Osahon, Chinenu Eze, Peter Sunday, Solomon Ogu, Niyi Femi and Osaigie Aghedo.

They confessed to having different pseudo names and faces to deceive prospective victims.