Employees of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 42 suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations in Awka and Enugu.
Twenty-nine of the suspects were arrested in Awka and thirteen were arrested in Enugu after being informed of their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
The suspects are: Chimezie Anyamutaku, Chinonso Dominic, Onyekachi Nwankwo, Ikenna Austin, Chinonso Anthony Caesar, Felix Okechukwu Chikagu, Dera Okoye, Victor Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Emeka Izu John, Raphael Gbughemobi, Chibueze King Udechukwu, and Lawrence Odechukwu Ikechukwu Umeakunne.
Others include Pascal Benjamin, Emeka Valentine, Nzube Kenneth Paul, Kelechi Elvis, Emmanuel Nwugo, Henry Onyebuchi Okoli, Uchechukwu Kachi, Onyekachi Promise, Innocent Victor Ikenna, Ekene Emmanuel, Chisom Nwora, Emmanuel Dimgba, Martin Chuluwekwudalu, Austin Nuwudalu Ikpeoha, Arinze Osakwe, Chukwuemeka Franklin, Emmanuel Murewa, Echefulam Uche, Ugochukwu Eze, Goodman Samuel, Emmanuel Nwoye and Ekene Udeh.
Some of the items recovered from them include laptops, several phones, and nine luxury vehicles, including two Lexus ES350, one Acura ZDX, one Lexus GS300, a Toyota Camry sedan, a Mercedes Benz ML320, one Lexus RX330, a Lexus ES330 and one Mercedes Benz GLK350.
EFCC says the suspects will appear in court once the investigation is complete.