Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested five suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation in Rivers State.

Their arrest was based on intelligence reports of their alleged suspicious activities.

Surveillance was carried out and the identity and location of the fraudsters, who had been defrauding innocent citizens both within and outside the country through the internet, was identified.

The suspects are: Emenike Ulu, Uchenna Samuel Nwogu, Kelvin Ogbonna, Richard Uduma and Collins George Isilabo.

They were all arrested at No.22 Alcon Estate, Liberty Street, Woji, Port Harcourt, the state capital.

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Items recovered from them include, one Toyota Highlander Jeep, five laptop computers, Internet modems, eight handsets, two hard drives, ATM cards, title documents, cheque books and two International Passports.

Investigations showed that the suspects were involved in love scam with many of them purporting to be officers of American Army.

Various scam mails where the suspects posed as officers of US Army were traced to them.

They have already confessed to their involvement in various forms of internet fraud.

All the hardware and digital devices recovered from the suspects would be subjected to forensic examination.

They will be charged soon, the EFCC added.

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