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EFCC Arrests 14 FUTA Undergraduates, 19 Others for Suspected Internet Fraud

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EFCC Arrests 14 FUTA Undergraduates, 19 Others for Suspected Internet Fraud



 

 

LagosTimes Nigeria reports that the Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested fourteen undergraduates of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

 

 

 

They were arrested alongside nineteen( 19) others in the early hours of Wednesday, February 14, 2024 for suspected internet crimes.

 

 

The suspects were arrested at different residential locations within Akure metropolis following intelligence on their alleged nefarious activities. Specifically, the sting operation that yielded their arrest was a response to strident calls to the EFCC by neighbours and parents around the locations, to save their children from being lured into internet-related activities by the suspects.

 

Items recovered at the point of arrest include ten exotic cars, phones, laptops and one motor bike.

 

The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

 

 

 

 

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