The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested 42 suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations in Awka and Enugu States.
Twenty-nine were apprehended in Awka, the Anambra capital, while thirteen were arrested in Enugu.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said the raid followed intelligence on their alleged involvement in fraud.
The suspects are Chimezie Anyamutaku, Chinonso Dominic, Onyekachi Nwankwo, Ikenna Austin, Chinonso Anthony Caesar, Felix Okechukwu Chikagu, Dera Okoye, Victor Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Emeka Izu John, Raphael Gbughemobi, Okorie Charles, Onyeoji Chukwuemeka, Enem Bontis Obinna.
Others are Udoka, Chibueze Udechukwu Ofor, Lawrence Oyegu, Soburu Kingsley, Ikechukwu Umeakunne, Pascal Benjamin, Emeka Valentine, Nzube Kenneth Paul, Kelechi Elvis, Emmanuel Nwugo, Henry Onyebuchi Okoli, Uchechukwu Kachi ,Onyekachi Promise Innocent Victor Ikenna, Ekene Emmanuel.
The rest include Chisom Nwora, Emmanuel Dimgba, Martin Chukwudalu, Nweze Desmond, Franklin Archibong, Austin Ikpeoha, Arinze Osakwe, Chukwuemeka Franklin, Emmanuel Murewa, Echefulam Uche, Ugochukwu Eze, Goodman Samuel, Emmanuel Nwoye and Ekene Udeh.
At the time of arrest, laptops, several phones and nine cars/SUVs were recovered.
The vehicles are two Lexus ES350, one Acura ZDX, one Lexus GS300, one Toyota Camry sedan, one Mercedes Benz ML320, one Lexus RX330, one Lexus ES330 and one Mercedes Benz GLK35.
The EFCC added that the suspects will be charged to court after investigations are concluded.
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