An Internet Fraud Training Centre has been uncovered by operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
The Internet Fraud Training Centre, which the agency described as an ‘academy’ which is been used for grooming of fraudsters is located in Arab Contractors Area of Mpape Hills, a suburb of Abuja.
It was discovered when operatives, acting on intelligence, stormed the base on Thursday, February 18th, and arrested 27 internet fraud suspects, the agency said in a press release.
The coordinator of the ‘academy’ is said to be 30-year-old Emmanuel Clement, and his students are mostly young school leavers, ladies inclusive, within the age range of 18 to 25 years.
Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Venza car, 30 mobile phones, and one laptop.
According to EFCC, the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.