The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, on Monday, arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters including five who claimed to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.
The suspects, according to a statement issued by the Commission’s Spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, were arrested in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
Uwujaren revealed that the suspects’ arrest was as a result of a “meticulous consideration of intelligence reports detailing their alleged involvement in internet fraud and other related offences.”
He informed further that “Hitherto, operatives of the Commission in the zone had conducted preliminary investigations to ascertain the merits of the allegations against them.
” After establishing substantive facts, the EFCC sprang into action and effected the arrest on Monday.”
Uwujaren stated further that five of the suspects “claimed to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, others said they were into various vocations.”
The statement listed some of the items used in perpetrating the crime as recovered from them and registered as exhibits to be tendered in court.
The suspects, he informed will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.