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EFCC Nabs 48 Suspected Internet Fraudsters and Herbalists in Lokoja, Kogi State

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EFCC Nabs 48 Suspected Internet Fraudsters and Herbalists in Lokoja, Kogi State

EFCC Nabs 48 Suspected Internet Fraudsters and Herbalists in Lokoja, Kogi State

EFCC Nabs 48 Suspected Internet Fraudsters and Herbalists in Lokoja, Kogi State

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made a significant breakthrough in its crackdown on cybercrime and fraudulent activities in Lokoja, Kogi State. On Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 48 individuals suspected of internet fraud, along with herbalists allegedly involved in facilitating their illicit activities, were apprehended.

According to the statement released by the EFCC on Thursday, March 7, the arrests were made following credible intelligence gathered by the commission. The suspects were nabbed at various locations within the capital city of Lokoja. Among those detained was a herbalist suspected to be the spiritual mentor of the internet fraudsters, found in possession of various mystical items believed to aid in their criminal endeavors.

EFCC Nabs 48 Suspected Internet Fraudsters and Herbalists in Lokoja, Kogi State
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The EFCC disclosed that a significant cache of items was recovered from the suspects, including 10 luxury cars, two motorcycles, 11 laptops, 83 mobile phones, and an assortment of charms. All the suspects, identified as males aged between 17 and 34, are set to undergo thorough investigations before being arraigned in court.

The commission’s relentless efforts to combat cybercrime and fraudulent activities underscore its commitment to safeguarding the integrity of financial transactions and maintaining law and order within the society. As the investigation unfolds, the EFCC remains steadfast in its pursuit of justice and accountability, sending a strong message against criminal activities in the digital sphere.

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