No fewer than 60 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ogun State.
According to Daily Post, the suspects were nabbed in a ceremony at the Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, the state capital, owned by Gbenga Daniel, a former Ogun Governor and an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain.
This was confirmed by the EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday. He noted that the event, tagged “Peer Youths Awards”, was organised “to reward high-level internet fraudsters.”
"The suspects will soon be charged to court," he added.
Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest included; exotic cars, electronic devices, laptop computers and mobile phones.
The EFCC carried out the sting operation between Saturday night and early hours of Sunday morning.