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Police arrest 10 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Nasarawa

Police arrest 10 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Nasarawa
February 22
14:05 2024

The Nasarawa police command says it has arrested ten suspected internet fraudsters in GRA, Keffi LGA of the state.

In a statement on Thursday, Ramhan Nansel, the police public relations officer in the state, said operatives of Angwan Lambu division acted on credible intelligence and raided the suspects’ hideout around 9:10 pm on February 21.

Nansel noted that the following items were recovered from them: Two laptops; ten sophisticated mobile phones of different brands, three WIFI routers; criminal charms; black soap; hard drugs (Loud, weed and dried leaves suspected to be marijuana), etc.

He said the suspects confessed to being into internet fraud popularly known as ‘Yahoo Plus’ and will be charged to court once investigation is concluded.

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Nansel added that Umar Nadad, the commissioner of police in the state, commended the officers and urged them to sustain raids on all criminal hideouts.

“On 21/2/2024 at about 2110hrs, acting based on credible information about the influx of internet fraudsters into Keffi LGA, police operatives attached to Angwan Lambu division, raided the hideout of the cybercriminals located in GRA, Keffi,” the statement reads.

“During the operation, ten (10) suspects were arrested, and the following items were recovered from them as exhibits: two (2) laptops, ten(10) sophisticated mobile phones of different brands, three (3) WIFI routers, criminal charms, black soap, hard drugs (Loud weed and dried leaves suspected to be marijuana), etc.

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“The suspects have confessed to being into internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo Plus and shall be charged to court for prosecution once the investigation is concluded.

“The commissioner of police, CP Umar Shehu Nadada psc, mni has commended the officers for a job well done and urged them to sustain raids on all criminal hideouts.”



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