Yesterday, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin zonal command arrested 19 suspected internet fraudsters in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
The arrest was made during a sting operation over the weekend. Kwara, Kogi, and Ekiti are among the states covered by the anti-graft agency’s Ilorin zonal office.
A source said: “The suspects were smoked out of their hideouts by the eagle-eyed operatives of the EFCC over the weekend following credible intelligence on the fraudulent activities of the fraudsters in the state’s capital city and its environs.
“The suspects include a serving Corps member in the state and 18 others.
“Upon arrest, a Lexus car, huge sums of money suspected to be proceeds of illegal activities, different brands of phones, laptops and other incriminating materials were recovered from them.
The suspects will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.”