Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Wednesday arrested 41 suspected Internet fraudsters in Awka – capital of Anambra State.
The arrests happened after intelligence linked the suspects to cyber and other related crimes.
Sixteen of the suspects were arrested at Umuodu Tansi Road in Awka while 25 others were arrested at Umudu Okpuno village in Awka South Local Government Area.
The suspects are Ayo Iteze Chidiebere, Emeka Justice, Emmanuel Ayakem, Ememuo Innocent Ifeanyi, Odinaka Udeh, Eze Stanley Chineze, Emmanuel Chijioke Ejikeme, Chinonso Edwin Abonyi, Emmanuel Akoi Chibuike, Henry Umenyi Chukwualuka, Akalam Kenneth, David Monday Ebuka, Uchechukwu Kingsley Ebuka, Henry Echezona, Onyedika Chukwu, Abuchi Awa, Henry Adumaka, Chidera Chika, Malachi Asonbe, Cosmos Obidimma and Akuma Wisdom.
Others are Okonkwo Stanley Chukwuma, Ezeakolam Godswill Chihurumnanya, Emmanuel Mgbakor kenechukwu, Benneth Odinaka, Ndefor Chukwudi, Ngadi Chima, Akalam Lucky Ibuchi, Akalam Michael, Justus Akalam, Chukwu Benard, Anson Ugochukwu, Mathew Chukwuemeka, Temple Emmanuel, Agwu Victor, Godwin Okoro, Obumneke Nwankwo, Igboanugo Charles, Ibeh Chisom, Agbafuna Ifeanyi and Chukwu Joseph.
Several cellphones, laptops, one Lexus RX350 SUV, two Lexus ES350 sedans as well as one Toyota Camry were recovered during the operation.
The suspects will be charged to court after thorough investigations, the EFCC said.