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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission invaded some private hostels and arrested 19 students of the Akwa Ibom State University in Ikot Akpadem, Mkpat-Enin Local Government Area of the state, for internet fraud.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the
students were arrested on Friday, by men of EFCCat their private hostels located at Obong Abasi Lodge and Mfon Obong Lodge – in Ikot Akpadem
The EFCC in it’s statement on Sunday, said the students were arrested following several months of surveillance on their suspected involvement in romance scam, fraudulent cryptocurrency transactions, and impersonation.
The operatives however recovered several laptops and mobile phones from them.
The EFCC noted that the university undergraduates will be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigations.
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