Operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Emmanuel Eneji, a 23-year-old movie producer, for alleged internet fraud.
In a statement on Wednesday, the anti-graft agency said Eneji was arrested on Tuesday alongside 19 others in Calabar, Cross River state.
According to the commission, the suspects arrested alongside the filmmaker are between the ages of 19 and 36.
They include Okonkwo Chukwudi Charles, Obua Akwo Promise, Angba Murphy, Adie Stephen, Success Otu Edem, Asukwo Emmanuel, Godspower Akwo, Anibiet Nna, Jesam Akpama, and Dennis Jerry.
Others are Princewill Sunny, Godbless Olulu, Charles Onwuneme, David Njoku, Victor Francis, Goodluck Alabo, Happiness Otu, Nwadike Kelechi, and Obasi Ugochukwu.
The commission revealed that the suspects were picked up at different locations within the state capital which include Ekorimim, Ifete junction, Parliamentary by Car Park, and Behind Zone 6 by Monty Suit.
“Their arrest was facilitated by credible intelligence regarding their nefarious activities, the statement read.
“Items recovered from the suspects include, one unmarked black Toyota Corolla car, one red Toyota Avalon with registration number-CHR 56 AF, various sophisticated mobile phones, laptops, one WiFi Router, one Modulator-demodulator and flash drives.
“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the Commission concludes investigation.”
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