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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
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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.

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