The Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has made a decisive move in its fight against cybercrime.
On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, their operatives successfully arrested 17 individuals suspected of engaging in internet fraud in Benin City, Edo State.
This operation was executed with precision and efficiency to apprehend these suspects at their various hideouts, scattered across different locations, following actionable intelligence regarding their nefarious activities.
The suspects apprehended in this operation are as follows:
Ojo Osa Tohanmwen
Olise Godspower Ikenna
Yakubu Aliyu Izegwire
During the arrest, law enforcement officers recovered various items from the suspects, shedding light on the extent of their alleged criminal activities. These items include:
A collection of exotic cars
An assortment of mobile phones
Subheading 3: Legal Consequences
The individuals arrested are currently under investigation, and the EFCC is committed to ensuring a thorough examination of their activities.
Once the investigations are concluded, the suspects will be charged to court, where they will be held accountable for their actions.
This decisive operation by the EFCC serves as a testament to their dedication to combatting internet fraud in the region.
It also underscores the importance of actionable intelligence and the collective effort to maintain a secure digital environment.