EFCC arrests 19 Akwa Ibom varsity students for internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 19 Akwa Ibom State University students for internet-related offenses.

The commission made the announcement on its website on Tuesday, stating that the suspects were detained on Friday, April 28, 2023.

According to the commission, they were arrested at their private hostels: Obong Abasi Lodge and Mfon Obong Lodge both located at Ikot Akpadem in Mkpat-Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

"Their arrest followed several months of surveillance on their suspected involvement in romance scam, fraudulent crypto currency transactions and impersonation.

"Items recovered from them include, several laptops and mobile phones. They will be charged to court as soon as Investigations are concluded."

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