EFCC, FBI Arrest 16 Internet Fraudsters in Abuja

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in collaboration with the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested 16 internet fraudster since the joint operation code-named, Operation Wire Wire, was launched.

Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, disclosed this on Friday while hosting the Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in his office in Abuja.

He made a promise to identify and bring the suspects to justice, adding that following the onslaught and intensified raids on their hideouts by the EFCC, they relocated to Ghana.

He said: “It is very sad. It’s like the era of these 419ners and ‘Yahoo Boys’ is coming back.

“I remember we worked with the FBI in Lagos and others. We carried out ‘Operation Wire Wire’. We are re-energizing; we will go out and storm all their hideouts. Most of them have relocated to Ghana because the heat is on them.”

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