Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested 20 Benin-based internet fraudsters
Following an intelligence report on their activities, a combined team of EFCC operatives and the 4 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, raided their cyber office which is located in an old building on Siluko Road, Benin City.
The Police say the suspects have made useful statements with majority of them confessing to be engaged in online dating of foreigners particularly widows.
Some of the suspects also confessed to using different bogus names and faces to deceive their prospective victims.
At the point of arrest, the fraudsters had in their possession 45 laptops of different make, 28 telephone sets, eight internet mobile modems and one Nissan car with number plate USL 375 AG.
According to the police, they will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.