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EFCC Nabs 46 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Calabar, Eket

46 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, and Eket in Akwa Ibom State.

The Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Dele Oyewale, disclosed this in a statement issued in Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday.

Noting that the arrests were made based on intelligence, he explained that the Calabar suspects were arrested on October 13, 2023, while their Eket counterparts were nabbed on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

He further noted that 22 suspects were arrested in Calabar, and they are: David Boniface Akani, Johnson Umuke, James Michael, Akeke Favour, Enange Benard, Godson Ubi, Eddie Godson, Eyo Jesse Bassey, Joachim Omuyeh, Dickson Abang.

Others are Ikora Sunny, Emmanuel Godwin, Dannis Lipeunim, Agwazia Sunny Henry, Abang Emmanuel, Godspower Eyan, Elena Samuel, Adie Godson, Chisom Stanley, Nonso Solomon, Eyam Daniel Okpa and Aka Richard.

He said the remaining suspects, 24, arrested in Eket include Fonime John Etukudo, Nsisong Udoh, Saviour Daniel, Sampson Sunday, Joshua James Michael, Paul Edet Etiemana, Archibong Okomobong Bassey, Inemesit Akin Bassey, Edidiong Aniete Tom, Ebowusim Chifia Aslem, Nwanchukwu Ebenezer Chinonso.

Others are Archibong Alfred Archibong, Itauma Uforotobong Richard, Bassey David Nicholas, Chidozie Ikechukwu, Japhet Linus Akwaowo,Victor Evans, Fortune Udia, Benjamin Amos, Prince Augustine, David Daniel, Augustine Obinna, Udeme Unanaowo Unanaowo and Obinnaya Jide.

Oyewale listed the items recovered from them to include sophisticated mobile phones, six exotic cars and laptops, adding that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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