Forty-seven suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The suspects were arrested on Thursday during a sting operation at various locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The suspects were identified: Onome Omavuebe Stansley, Progress Ikechukwu, Fejiro Oyawiri, Ifeanyi Louis, Joseph Monday, Ikegwuolu Wogbuom, Chimobi Henry, Victory Erebere, Chiwendu Lucky, Jasson Ovesuor, Miracle Harrison, Favour Prosper Iheancho, Emeji Gad Chinedu, Perculia Ikechukwu, Eze Gift, Chiemela Uzodinma, Chidebere Eze, Bright Umoh, Raphael Akuru, Prince Chris, Hillary Ifeanyi Nwosu, and Destiny Ogueri.
Others are Terri Afori, Daniel Atuzie, Justice Nicholas, Victor Nnemeka, Temitope Ezekiel, Anthony Otuke, Nelson Matthew, Adolphus Iheanyi, Omosakin Akinwale, Royal Nicolas, Henry Anthony, Obi Ezekiel, Gift Kalu, Michael Emmanuel, Chukwuemeka Emeluwe, ThankGod Emmanuel, Nicholas Chibueze, Azubuike Precious, Eze Promise, Diamond Emesin, Tejiro Napoleon, Temple Alalibo, David Christian, Idongesit Ekpo and Martin John Gospel.
Six cars, different brands of phones, laptop computers, still cameras and apple wristwatches were among the items recovered from the suspects.
The Commission in a statement on its Twitter page added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.