The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reported on Thursday, May 12, that a man who runs an academy where cyber fraudsters are being trained to scam people was arrested, along with 16 trainees at the academy.
The man, identified as Afolabi Samad, was apprehended alongside 16 trainees at the academy in Peace Estate, Lokogoma, a suburb of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which he allegedly rented for N3 million per year.
They were apprehended in the early hours of Thursday morning by officers of the commission’s Abuja zonal headquarters after intelligence regarding the academy’s activities was gathered.
It was gathered that Samad, who is an internet fraudster, opened the academy in a three-bedroom flat and was training young men in the art of defrauding people in the apartment which he was said to have rented for the sum of N3 million per annum.
According to a statement by the anti graft agency on Thursday, at the point of their arrest, items recovered from him and the trainees included two vehicles: a Lexus SUV and a Toyota Highlander SUV; laptops, phones of various brands, charms, other incriminating documents, among others.
The statement added that those arrested had given useful information to the operatives and they are expected to be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigations.
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