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EFCC nabs 11 online fraudsters in Rivers

By News Desk

At least, eleven youth have been arrested across Rivers State in connection with internet fraud said to be contravening provision of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.

The suspects who were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt Zonal Command operatives include Chidindu Michael; Timothy Emmanuel; Nweke Joseph Jeff; Francis David; Pedro Enuaghanam Nnaemeka; Promise Amesi; David Eke; Michael Okoroaha; David Achi, Justic Arugba and Collins Wedeh.

As gathered, the suspect were arrested yesterday at Ozuobo Area, off NTA Road, Port Harcourt, during an early morning sting operation following intelligence gathered on their activities and location.

The anti-graft agency, through a statement posted on its social media page on Friday, said that the eleven suspects were arrested through surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet- related criminal activities.

The EFCC listed items recovered from the suspects to include: one wine- coloured Lexus ES 350 car; six Plasma Television sets; three laptops; ten( 10) mobile phones of different brands; one LG Home Theatre; one black and red Boom Speaker; one Hisense Speaker; one Hisense Sound Bar, 5 Automated Teller Machine( ATM) cards of different banks and two Apple wrist watches .

The financial crime watchdog noted that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.

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