21 suspected Internet fraudsters busted in Abuja, Niger


Twenty-one suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), at their hideout in Abuja and Niger State respectively.

The suspects were arrested at a hideout in Gwarimpa and Dawaki Extension, Abuja on March 25, 2021, while the remaining three suspects were nabbed in Niger State.

In a statement issued by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday, the arrest was sequel to credible intelligence obtained by the Commission on their alleged criminal activities.

The suspects are: Akpotegho Profit, 20; Aseimo Prince, 21; Ekhaguere Favour,19; Ekhaguere Esewi , 25; Kelvin Ekhaguere, 25; Temola Adex,25; Ezuzu Happiness, 21and Ekhiyokwo Emmanuel, 25.

Others are Mena Ejife Emmanuel, 25; Clement Ifietekhai, 29; Babatunde Ilori, 35; Ejoor Joseph, 22; Okunuwe Frank Durkio, 22; Agbaga Kelvin, 22; Ajayi Kehinde David, 25; Akinwale Taiwo, 30; Joseph Henry Junior, 25 and Agbaje Opeyemi, 31.

Items recovered from the suspects include six exotic cars, twenty-six mobile phones, eleven laptop computers, Flash and Hardrive, three International passports, and six handbags.

In a related development, three suspected internet fraudsters were arrested by operatives of the Commission on Friday, March 26, 2021, in Niger State.

The suspects are Abubakar Haruna, Nuhu Alfa Katuna and Mohammed Adamu.

Items recovered from them include mobile phones and SIM cards.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.


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