Eleven suspected Internet fraudsters have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a sting operation covering Rivers and Bayelsa States.
The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement said they were arrested on Wednesday.
The suspects are Eliot Chuku; Oghenero Tega; Pamkim James; Jeremiah Agbani; Frank Freeman; George Naomi; Joshua Patrick; Francis Paul; Bernard Peter; Akarolo Chimeganum, and Precious Ebi.
According to the statement, EFCC operates from four locations in Bayelsa – Queens Estate, Mike Okporkpor, Kpansia, Yenagoa – and Unity Estate in Rivers.
“Their arrest was spurred by discreet surveillance about their suspicious involvement in internet-related fraud”, Uwujaren noted.
Items recovered include 21 phones, power banks, PlayStations, speakers, one international passport, four SIM packs, one Laptop, four ATM cards, and one Lexus RX 350 Sports Utility Vehicle.
The statement added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.