The raid by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Imo has led to the arrest of 22 alleged internet fraudsters, who are youths ranging between 20 and 41years.
Dele Oyewale, the EFCC spokesman, announced the raid in a statement on Wednesday.
Oyewale stated that the suspects were nabbed at ‘Sight and Services’ within “World Bank’ in Ugwuma town and ‘Road Safety’ by Toronto road, Egbu in Owerri.
Those arrested include Chinonso Anozie Frank, Ogadibo Victor Chikeluba, Clinton Njoku Onyekachi, Okoro Edwin Chigozie, Anozie Chibuzor Harold, Anyaeriuba Canice and Ogbuehi Anderson.
Others included Okere Nonye, Njoku Paul Chibuike, Ndalaka Felix Chukwuebuka, Anele Chibuike Timothy, Chidi Kalu, Uparai Daniel, Ubochi Christian Ikechukwu, Udoka Obi, Chiagozie Morris Obiano, Moses Akaedite, Henry Princewill Chisom, Prince Ibe, Ugwuegbu Fredrick Ekenna, William Peter Obinna and Udoka Ihiekwe Kelechi.
Among the things seized during the raid include a black Lexus E5 330, a silver-coloured Toyota Corolla LE, a silver-coloured Toyota Camry and a blue Toyota Corolla LE.
Also seized are a silver-coloured Lexus E5, a black Toyota Venza, and a grey-coloured Mercedes ML350 SUV and a silver-coloured Toyota Highlander SUV.
15 laptops and 20 sophisticated mobile phones were also impounded.
Oyewale added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.