Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Abuja have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Media & Publicity office on their official website on 10th May 2021.
Find below the full text of the statement which reads in part.
The suspects are Edesiri Epete, Roland Francis, Kelvin Eyeno, Adebayo Oloye, Edwin Ochuko, and Jonson Godwin. Five of them were arrested between May 5 and 7, 2021 at a hideout in Shimex Estate, Pyakasa, Abuja, while the other was arrested at Queens Estate, Gwarimpa, Abuja.
The arrest followed actionable intelligence received by the EFCC, on their suspicious lifestyle, which is not supported by any legitimate means of livelihood.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspects are involved in a romance scam on social media, using fake identities of Caucasian men or women to defraud unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned monies.
The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.