-by our correspondent.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 16 in Lagos state for alleged Internet fraud.
In a statement, the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested in the Lekki suburbs by officials from the Lagos Zonal Office
According to the statement, the suspects include; Habeeb Adebayo, Marcus Wisdom, Caleb Ezekiel, Akinduro Henry, Osarobo Osasere, and Oyelami Olatunji.
Others are Pelumi Glory, Ehibor Joseph, Emmanuel Timileyin, Jefta Akpan, Okirhie Rukewe, Oxford Robbinson, Onyeka Odika, Uzoma Gideon, Adebayo Oluwatobi, and Isreal Ugochukwu.
“The suspects were rounded up on January 21 at the Ziroc Residence Hotel, Lekki, by operatives who had been tracking their activities. Upon interrogation, they all confessed to engaging in different forms of computer-related fraud, including romance and love scam,” the statement read.
“A further analysis of their mobile devices and computers also confirmed their involvement in Internet fraud,” the EFCC spokesman added.
The statement noted that the suspects would soon be arraigned in court as investigations had already been concluded.