EFCC Bursts a Syndicate of 13 Cybercrime Suspects in Abuja
Luck ran out on a syndicate of 13 cybercrime suspects on Thursday March 11, when operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the EFCC raided their hideouts and apprehended them.
Five of the suspects were picked up at an N8m a year apartment in Gilmore Estate, Jahi, while the other eight were arrested at Katampe Extension, all in Abuja.
The breakthrough followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal enterprise.
Incriminating items recovered from them include iPhones, laptops, gaming consoles, 1 Toyota Avalon and a Lexus SUV.
The suspects have given valuable information and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Court Jails Six for Internet Fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, secured the conviction of six internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun state and Ibadan, Oyo state.
Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta convicted Balogun Mojeed, Adeyemo Adeyinka Samuel, Mojeed Tajudeen Oluwafemi, Babatunde Damilare Odetunde and Opeyemi Jamiu…
…after finding them guilty of separate amended one count charge bordering on impersonation contrary to Section 22 (20) (b) (i) and punishable under Section 22(2) (b) of the Cyber Crimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015.
While Balogun Mojeed and Adeyemo Adeyinka Samuel were sentenced to two months in prison; Mojeed Tajudeen Oluwafemi and Babatunde Damilare Odetunde bagged three months imprisonment, and Opeyemi Jamiu, four months.
The Court also ordered them to make restitution to their victims and forfeit items recovered from them in the course of the investigation to the Federal Government of Nigeria.