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EFCC detains 20 suspected internet scammers in Imo

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No fewer than 20 suspects have been arrested in Owerri, Imo on suspicion of defrauding their unsuspecting victims through the internet.

The Head of Media and Publicity, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, made this known in a statement in Port Harcourt on Monday.

“The arrest was carried out by operatives of EFCC Port Harcourt zonal office on Feb. 12 at New Owerri, Emenike Estate, Noble Abode, Owerri, all in Imo state.

“Items recovered from the suspects are 40 mobile phones, 17 laptops of different brands and six vehicles.

“The vehicles include one blue Toyota Corolla car; one black Acura ZX car; one ash Lexus GX 460 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).

“Others are one green Venza car, one black Mercedes Benz and one ash Lexus 330 SUV,” he said.

Uwujaren said the operatives also recovered from the suspects some documents, including 13 Powers of Attorney; five architectural documents, and a folder containing other documents.

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The EFCC spokesman said the suspects would be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.

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