The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has uncovered yet another underworld ‘academy’ for the grooming of internet fraudsters.
The Commission in a statement said operatives of the Abuja zonal office made the discovery based on intelligence gathered and stormed the base on Thursday arresting 27 suspects.
” The ‘academy’ located in Arab Contractors Area of Mpape Hills, a suburb of Abuja, was discovered when operatives, acting on intelligence, stormed the base on Thursday February 18, and arrested 27 internet fraud suspects.
” The coordinator of the ‘academy’ is said to be 30-year-old Emmanuel Clement, and his ‘students’ are mostly young school leavers, ladies inclusive, within the age range of 18 to 25 years.
” Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Venza car, 30 mobile phones and one laptop.
”They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”
The EFCC had in May 2019 uncovers a similar school in Ojodu Berger area of Lagos and uncovered another in August 2019 in Ikirun,Lagos arresting eight an twelve apprentices respectively.