The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo zonal office, on Wednesday April 3, 2019, arrested five internet fraudsters in a sting operation.
A statement released by the agency gave the names of the suspects as Uchendu Denis, Osinachi Sam David, Chikezie Bright, Francis Martins and Okafor Emmanuel. They were arrested at Nsini Odeyop Street, Shelter Afrik Estate, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, following intelligence report of their suspicious activities.
At the time of arrest, it was discovered that the suspects, who were lodging in a 3 bedroom flat, used one of the rooms for their cyber crime activities.
Items recovered from them include: one hundred and twenty three sim cards, including a Turkish sim card, six Laptops, thirteen expensive mobile phones, several books and diaries containing several phone numbers and over three hundred email addresses, amongst others.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.