A total of twenty-six (26) suspected internet fraudsters in Kubwa, Abuja have been arrested by operatives attached to the Abuja Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the suspects, whose identities were released by the commission, include Favour Obinna, Chinaza Onuigbo, Abdulrahman Ibrahim, Suleiman Daude, Ali Daude, Godwin Ifeanyi, Victor Ageme, Enoch Alfa, Wisdom Ndubuisi, Matthew Gideon, Stanly Kosi, Japhet Akogun, James Efegha, Christopher Enaho.
Others were Daniel Benjamin, Idris Salvation, Idris Victor, Ikechukwu Ephraim Idris, Abdullahi Sani, Jeremiah Yacim, Chindu Chukwuma, Mohammed Daude Hamisu, Tochukwu Trust, Theophilus Marshal, Sani Solomon, and Chukwu Nnaemeka Oscar.
During the operation, the EFCC recovered a Toyota Camry SE, a Mercedes Benz GLK 350, and two Lexus IS 250 cars, as well as several mobile phones and laptops.
The commission stated that the suspects will face charges for their alleged involvement in internet fraud as soon as investigation is concluded.
In a related development, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that it is currently investigating Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State over allegations of monumental corruption, award of phantom contracts, and diversion of over N70 billion.
According to EFCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Osita Nwajah, the investigation was a result of the commission’s lawful activities, which is aimed at fighting corruption in the country.
He added that the Governor’s recent outburst against the EFCC was an uncomfortable exertion arising from the heat of the commission’s lawful activities, dismissing it as a pure case of corruption fighting back.
Nevertheless, Nwajah said the Commission will not be deterred in its efforts to ensure that corrupt individuals are brought to justice.
“But the real issue with Matawalle is that he is being investigated by the EFCC, over allegations of monumental corruption, award of phantom contracts and diversion of over N70 billion.
“The money which was sourced as a loan from an old generation bank purportedly for the execution of projects across the local government areas of the state, was allegedly diverted by the governor through proxies and contractors who received payment for contracts that were not executed.