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EFCC arrests 6 suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested six suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement, adding that five were arrested between May 5 and 7, 2021 at a hideout in Shimex Estate, Pyakasa.

One other was arrested at Queens Estate, Gwarimpa. They were nabbed after intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime.

The suspects are Edesiri Epete, Roland Francis, Kelvin Eyeno, Adebayo Oloye, Edwin Ochuko and Jonson Godwin.

According to Uwujaren, the suspects lifestyle, which was not supported by any legitimate means of livelihood, gave them away.

He also disclosed that preliminary investigation indicated the suspects were involved in romance scam on social media.

The suspects allegedly used fake identities of Caucasian men or women to defraud unsuspecting victims.

EFCC added that the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.

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