The Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have apprehended six suspected internet swindlers in separate raids carried out in Abuja.

Mr. Tony Orilade, the Acting Head of Media and Publicity for the Commission, listed the suspects as Jude Olatekobowale, Chemezie Ezeife, Prince Ojenike, Onwochei John,  Marvin Nwankwo and Onwochei Joel.

He said they were apprehended after a tip-off.

In the same released in Abuja yesterday, Mr. Orilade said that Ezeife was arrested on Jan.16, at the Life Camp residential area in Abuja after intelligence reports of shady activities traced to him.

Among items recovered from him were a Toyota Camry, Mercedes Benz C300 and Lexus, Four Laptop Computers, Seagate Hard Drive, various Wrist Watches, an ECOWAS International Passport, Samsung phone, Two iPhones and Blackberry phones.

“Several suspicious emails are also traced to his account.

“Investigation into the activities of another syndicate traced to the Nova Estate in Apo, led to the arrest of Joel and John Onwechei, both brothers.

“John, the younger of the brothers confessed that he got involved in internet fraud as a student of the Delta State University.

“He successfully defrauded one Miss Lynese from Zambia, using Facebook in the guise that he is one Carlos Gomes, a British citizen.

“Among items found in his possession are an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7, and he confessed to having a landed property in Benin, Edo State, all of which he acquired for N1 million he made from Internet fraud.

“Two laptop computers, a white Range Rover Sport, white Mercedes Benz E350, and a grey Toyota Camry.

“His brother Joel confessed that he got into yahoo-yahoo through his brother, and asked him to teach him how to go about love scam.

“Thereafter, he tried to create an email account, but he was unsuccessful", the EFCC spokesperson said.

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