Nigeria

EFCC nabs 18 ‘internet scammers’ in Kwara

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, arrested 18 people for allegedly scamming people over the internet.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, arrested 18 people for allegedly scamming people over the internet.

Its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said, “the suspects were smoked out of their hideouts at different locations following credible intelligence information.

“They were arrested at Sobi, Akerebiata, and Las Vegas Estate, Asa Dam, Ilorin.

“The suspects, mostly in their early twenties, include six students of a reputable tertiary institution in Kwara, a footballer, a fashion designer, a Bitcoin dealer, a laundryman, and an online betting gambler, among others.”

Uwukaren also said that the suspects were found to have five expensive cars, 32 different kinds of cell phones, eight laptops, and some evidence against them.

Uwujaren also said that the suspects would be taken to court and charged when the investigation was over.