EFCC Arrests 20 Internet Scammers In Benin City


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested twenty suspected internet fraudsters. The arrest, which was carried out in a joint operation with officers of the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, followed intelligence report on their activities. They were nabbed in a surprise raid on their Cyber office tucked in an old building located on Siluko Road, Benin City.

At the point of arrest, the fraudsters had in their possession forty five (45) laptops of different make, twenty eight (28) telephone sets, eight (8) internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with registration number USL 375 AG.
The suspected fraudsters who are mostly in their twenties includes: Idehen Obabueki, Adesa Lucky, Usuagu Uche, Eloghosa Olikiabor, Larry Edomwonyi, Amowie Maike, Francis Ezegbede, Itua Samuel and Endurance John Egbeifo. Others are Amego Ovenseri, Iyen Ighodaro, Philip Agbodori, Lucky Robinson, Nnadi Obinna, Osabuohien Osahon, Chinenu Eze, Peter Sunday, Solomon Ogu, Niyi Femi and Osagie Aghedo.
The suspects have made useful statements. Most of them confessed to be engaged in online dating of foreigners particularly widows. They also confessed to using different pseudo names and faces to deceive their prospective victims. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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  1. Shame on the men of the Nigerian army and the Efcc as, Those young men have done nothint wrong. The government there is no room 4 poor people as the poor are left to die while the people up there in power carry billions from public offices. There is a case now of somebody in public office that made away with over 20bn and was sentenced to 2yrs or pay a fine of 750 thousand. Let look at it may be those boy should be robbers may be that what the gov and efcc wants. How many jobs employments has the gov made for the young people in this country? None Shame on the Efcc they should go to hell and burn.

  2. The law is for the poor I will always say.419 does not portray a good image of our country Nigeria but what made this young men result to such illicit crime in the first place? I will say our govt has failed us, our judiciary system is a big mess.How many big men that have stolen billions been put on display like this? ruffled, messed up and disgraced like this picture above.Nigeria is a pyramid upside down.

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