The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), arrested 23 Internet fraud suspects at Essien Street Ikot Ibok village, Eket local government , Akwa Ibom.
They were arrested at a facility which was allegedly being used as a training school for potential cyber criminals.
According to Wilson Uwajaren, the head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, he said that the suspects confessed to be undergoing training in cyber crimes such as love scam, online trading scam, identity theft, etc. He also said that the suspect also narrated how they were recruited into the Academy.
During the time of the arrest, numerous items like laptops and accessories, phones were recovered from the suspects.
The 23 Suspects will later be tried in court