The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 36 suspected internet fraudsters in Imo State.
Operatives of the EFCC took the following into their custody:
Iwuanyanwu Divine, Nwoke Udojah, Patrick Micheal, Chukwu Hillary, Charles Nneji, Nwachukwu Chibueze, Obinna Ajem, Egwu Williams, Samuel Michael, Chukwuma Destiny, Emenalom Precise.
Others were Nwaeze Obinna, Ogbonna Monday, Raymond Chigozie, Mmadu Bright, Chigozie Sixtus, Ike Joachim Uchechukwu, Ifeanyi Uzor, Ike Joseph, Ekperi Ikechukwu, Iwwohen Ikechukwu, Joshua Emmanuel, John Dickson, Madu Sixtus.
The rest included Onyemauche Tochukwu, Chibueze Miracle, Precious Uchenna, Amamasim Bright, Ibeawuchi Obumneke, Ihugba Chikmso, Chima Charles, Christian Mahakwe, Okorie Arinze, Chukwu Kenechukwu, Mahakwe Charles and Chima Fidel.
They were arrested at Owerri, the Imo capital, following intelligence linking them to cyber-fraud targeting mostly foreign nationals.
Items recovered included several phones, laptops, international passports, Lexus ES350 with NYCN reg. number IMO 44.
Others were Mercedes Benz GLK with reg. number KTU 729 HD and Toyota Camry with reg. number KTU 720 HL.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.