The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says it has arrested 33 suspected online fraudsters in Owerri, the Imo State capital as part of its efforts to clampdown on internet fraudsters across the country.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency explained that the suspects were arrested in their hideout by EFCC operatives from the Abuja and Enugu zonal offices.
Laptop computers, mobile phones, two Lexus SUVs and a Toyota salon car, were among the items said to have been recovered from them.
The arrest comes barely a day after the EFCC announced the arrest of a cybercrime syndicate which specialises in business email compromise in benin city, the Edo state capital.
They were said to have confessed to searching for victims’ email addresses, creating a phishing link and compromising the process in order to defraud them.