The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has apprehended a 23-year-old movie producer, Emmanuel Eneji, and 19 others for alleged cyber fraud in Calabar, Cross River State.
According to the commission in a statement signed by EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren on Wednesday, the suspects were arrested by its operatives in the Uyo Zonal Office on Tuesday.
The statement revealed that the suspects are between 19 and 36.
They include, Okonkwo Chukwudi Charles, Obua Akwo Promise, Angba Murphy, Adie Stephen, Success Otu Edem, Asukwo Emmanuel, Godspower Akwo, Anibiet Nna, Jesam Akpama and Dennis Jerry.
Others are, Princewill Sunny, Godbless Olulu, Charles Onwuneme, David Njoku, Victor Francis, Goodluck Alabo, Happiness Otu, Nwadike Kelechi and Obasi Ugochukwu.
“The suspects were picked up at different locations within the state capital, namely Ekorimim, Ifete junction, Parliamentary by Car Park and Behind Zone 6 by Monty Suit.
“Their arrest was facilitated by credible intelligence regarding their nefarious activities,” the statement added.
In a related development, some people suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘yahoo-yahoo boys,’ on Tuesday protested and blocked some roads in Osogbo, Osun State capital, after an alleged midnight raid by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The protesters set up bonfires at Lameco Junction, along Osogbo/Ilobu Road, forcing many motorists passing through the road to take alternative routes, TOS News gathered.
They also blocked Osogbo/Iwo Road around the Rasco Hotel area.
A protest also happened on September 15, 2020; the JTF chased four suspected internet fraudsters in Toyota Corolla with registration number KUJ 553 LY Abuja which ran into an electric pole and claimed Remi’s life, one of the suspects.
The incident plunged the state capital into a state of uneasiness as protesters take remains of Remi, wrapped in black shroud to the government house at Oke-fia, and set up bonfires in strategic places.