Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Nasarawa: Police

Mr Nansel said the police acted after the command got intelligence about the influx of internet fraudsters into Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

• February 22, 2024
Police used illustrate the story(Credit: premium Times)

The police command in Nasarawa State says it has arrested 10 suspected internet fraudsters.

This is contained in a statement issued by DSP Ramhan Nansel, the police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, on Thursday in Lafia.

Mr Nansel said the police acted after the command got intelligence about the influx of internet fraudsters into Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

“Acting on the credible information, our men attached to Angwan Lambu Division of Keffi raided the hideout of the cyber criminals at GRA Keffi.

“During the operation on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at about 9:00 p.m., 10 suspects were arrested,” Mr Nansel said.

The PPRO further said two laptops, 10 mobile phones of different brands, and three Wifi routers were recovered from the suspects.

He listed the other recovered items as charms, black soap, and hard drugs (loud weed and dried leaves suspected to be marijuana).

The PPRO said the suspects had confessed to being into internet fraud, popularly known as “Yahoo Yahoo.”

He further said that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Shooting Star vs Eyimba (Credit: NPFL)


NPFL: Enyimba International beat Heartland FC 1-0 in Aba

The result lifted Enyimba into second position with 51 points, while Heartland remained in 19th position with 26 points after 30 matches.



FG suspends mining activities in OAU, environs indefinitely

The minister announced the suspension pending investigations into suspected illegal mining activities in OAU and its environs.

Aruna Quadri[ credit - Brila Fm]


Nigerian tennis star Aruna returns to top 20 in latest ITTF ranking

Also, Aruna started his campaign at the ITTF World Cups Macao 2024 on a good note.

Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo (Chairman, House Committee for Niger Delta Development Commission)


Corruption biggest threat to security in Nigeria, says interior minister

Interior Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo says corrupt practices fuel insecurity in the country, calling for all hands to be on deck to fight the menace.

Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu


ASR Africa begins construction of N250 million building for College of Health Sciences Usman Danfodiyo University

The project will include twenty (20) staff offices, the office of the Departmental Head, a Panel Room, staff convenience as well as storage spaces.



Carpenter sentenced to life in prison for defiling primary six pupil

Mr Oshodi said he was satisfied with the survivor’s testimony that the defendant had sexual intercourse with her.