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Following a sting operation in Enugu State, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have confirmed the arrest of no fewer than 28 suspected internet fraudsters in the state.
EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren announced this in a statement which was made available to The Eastern Updates on Saturday.
Some of the suspects were identified as Godwin Ogbonna, Bright Chidozie, Chukwuebuka Ugwu, Ifesi Isaac, Collins Nnachi, Micheal Nnamdi, Ikechukwu Anya, Nneji Onyebuchi, Nwali Chukwudi and Godwin Okwuchi Promise among others.
According to the Uwujaren, items recovered from the suspects include nine exotic cars, 44 mobile phones, seven personal computers and one international passport.
He stated that the suspects had made useful statements and will be charged in court as soon as investigations are concluded.
In another report, the Enugu Zonal Command of the EFCC earlier arraigned one Obiorah Anthony Emelife before Justice C.O Ajah of Enugu State High Court, Enugu for alleged Seventy-two Million Naira fraud.
The Eastern Updates defendant was arrested sometime in 2023 following a petition that he allegedly defrauded one Atansi Obinna (now deceased) over a cement business.
Investigation revealed that the defendant diverted the money meant for the purchase of hundreds of bags of cement.
The defendant pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him. In view of his plea, counsel to the EFCC, Edozie Raymond prayed the court to remand the defendant in the Correctional Centre and fix a date for trial to enable the prosecution to prove its case.
However, the defence counsel made an oral application for bail.