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EFCC Arrests 12 Suspects in Edo State for Cybercrime



EFCC Arrests 12 Suspects in Edo State for Cybercrime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested twelve people in Edo State suspected of being involved in cybercrime.

Among them is Okunrobo Smart, who was convicted of internet fraud in 2022.

The other suspects are Samuel Okosun, Uche Divine, Christopher Lawani Iwinosa, Edobor Francis Tobilola, Peace Omo Bartholomew, Justice Osagie Beggedo, Osayi Gregory, Anthony Irabor, Olaleye Favour, Osagie Hope Godstime and Desmond Ehator Osorumwense. They were apprehended from their hideout in Benin City following a tip-off.

The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said that the arrest was accompanied by the seizure of mobile phones, laptops and a Mercedes Benz C300. He added that the suspects will soon be brought before the court.

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