The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained 48 individuals suspected of internet fraud in Asaba, the capital of Delta State.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, operatives from the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC made the arrests, with the suspects apprehended in various locations across the state based on actionable intelligence.
On their official X account, they wrote, “The suspects were arrested at different locations in Asaba following intelligence on their suspicious activities”.
However, according to an EFCC source, the apprehended suspected internet fraudsters were found in possession of lavish accessories and vehicles.
“Items recovered at the points of arrest include nine exotic cars; three Mercedes Benz GLK 350, Toyota Camry SE, two Lexus RX 350, two Toyota Camry LE, Mercedes Benz GLA 250 4Matic, phones and laptops” EFCC added.
Moreover, the EFCC said that the suspects are cooperating and have provided statements. The EFCC also stated that once the investigation is finalized, they will be brought to court for charges.