By Jethro Ibileke/Benin
No fewer than 31 suspected web fraudsters have been arrested by operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
The Head, Media and Publicity of the Command, Wilson Uwujaren, in an announcement, mentioned the suspects have been arrested on Sunday, September 12, 2021, in two separate areas in Benin sequel to actionable intelligence.
In accordance with him, “Amongst these arrested are suspected fraudsters who, a couple of weeks in the past, have been seen in a viral video standing on prime of their vehicles and throwing bundles of Naira notes into the air at a well-liked Plaza in Benin Metropolis.
“They’d launched into an identical mission on the identical venue on Sunday earlier than they have been intercepted by operatives of the Fee on the exit.
“The opposite suspects have been arrested at their hideout in Benin Metropolis.
Uwujaren gave the names of the arrested suspects as: Essien Sunday, Joseph Nwosu, Samuel Victor, Abdurahman Abudulahi, Uwaifo Future, Osaro Osarere, Favour Oleye, Good Okunvobo, Oduwa Osahon, Osaretin Blessed, Frank Osas, Aisosa Kelly, Richard Ehigie, Future Omoru, Jacob Kelvin, Aker Kelly, Promise Godspower, Fortunate Dickson and Osamode Efosa.
Others are Osamuyi Aigbe-Egharevba, Ohumumwen Osaremen, Christopher Momodu, Aigbe Future, Eti-osa Osamwonyi, Patrick Benson Osaguna, Victor Kenyei, Marvellous Atiti, Reward Ebuehi, Osayi Casmir, Osahenkhoe Godstime and Paul Okoh.
“Gadgets recovered from the suspects on the level of arrest embody 13 unique vehicles, together with: Lexus ES 350, Lexus 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 350, Lexus IS 350, Toyota Venza, Mercedes C300, Mercedes ML350, Vary Rover Evoque, GLK 350 4Matic and Toyota Camry. Different gadgets are laptop computer computer systems, telephones, paperwork and identification playing cards,” he mentioned.
Uwujaren added that the suspects have made helpful assertion and could be arraigned in courtroom as quickly as investigations are accomplished.