By Our Reporter
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arrested 11suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation in Rivers and Bayelsa States.
The Head, Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement.
Uwujaren said that operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the EFCC arrested the suspects in four locations in Bayelsa State namely Queens Estate; Mike Okporkpor; Kpansia and Yenagoa and Unity Estate in Rivers State.
He said that their arrest was spurred by discreet surveillance about their suspicious involvement in internet related fraud.
He gave the name of the suspects as Eliot Chuku, Oghenero Tega, Pamkim James, Jeremiah Agban and Frank Freeman.
The rest are George Naomi, Joshua Patrick, Francis Paul, Bernard Peter, Akarolo Chimeganum and Precious Ebi.
Items recovered from the suspects include 21 phones, two power banks, two play-stations, two soeakers, one international passport, four SIM packs and one Laptop.
The rest are four Automated Teller Machine( ATM) cards and one Lexus RX 350 Sports Utility Vehicle.
Uwujaren said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
Meanwhile, officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Department of State Service, DSS and the Nigeria Police have pledged to intensify their collaboration in the fight against corruption.
This commitment was restated during a courtesy visit by heads of the EFCC Zonal Offices in Kaduna and Ilorin to the Director, DSS and the police commissioners in the areas.
The commission thanked the sister agencies for their support to the EFCC, especially, in intelligence, tracking of criminals engaged in money laundering and terrorism financing.