Operatives of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, have arrested seventeen suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideout in Warri, Delta State.
A statement by EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said they were arrested on Wednesday in a sting operation.
The suspects are: Jolomi Jemide; Suo Ajorbuku; Wilson Chukwuma; Faith Umukoro; Felix Fimber; Isaac Boro; Emmanuel Etanoma; Aghogho Ovuakporaye; Tokoma Mbabov; Tom Wisdom; Elvis Imannivwie; Chinedu Chukwu; Okojikoko Presley; Nyore Arkoro; Godwin Etanoma; Morris Victor and Elvis Okorare.
Their arrest followed series of intelligence report linking them with alleged fraudulent activities ranging from love scam on numerous dating sites, obtaining money by false pretences and other fraud still being investigated.
Several items were recovered from them at the point of arrest. Some of them are three exotic cars, Lexus ES300, Mercedes Benz C300 and Toyota Camry.
Mobile phones of various brands were also recovered from them.
The suspects will soon be charged to court.