EFCC apprehends 13 cyber fraud suspects in Abuja


Adelani Adepegba, Abuja

Luck ran out on a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects on Thursday, when operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission raided their hideouts and apprehended them.

Five of the suspects were reportedly picked up at an N8 million a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja.

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The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement titled, ‘EFCC bursts a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects in Abuja,’ said the breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise.

“Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV.

‘’The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,’’ it read.


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