Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have Precious Utomi and 26 other suspects for internet fraud.
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media & Publicity, EFCC.
The EFCC spokesperson stated that the suspects were arrested on April 9, 2021, in the Ayobo-Ipaja area of Lagos State.
According to Uwujaren, the arrest followed verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.
Items recovered from the suspects include mobile phones, laptop computers and exotic cars.
The suspects are: David Promise, Cyril Okodogbe, Taiwo Femi, Jasa Oghenerwede Frank, Adesokan Ibrahim, Femi Emmanuel Phillip, Jimoh Olayinka Alimi, Anene Dominic, Victor Damola, Israel Attah, Alonge Oluwadamilare, Muhammadu Sani Garba, Luis Fred and Adu Olaoluwa.
Others are: Precious Utomi, Oladosu Samuel, Andrew John, Olayiwola Ojo, Ekong Samuel Enobong, Oluwakemi Ezekiel, Okewole Segun, Olawale Adekunle, Ajibade Idris Adeniyi, Imeobong-Odion Promise, Karaole Lateef, Rowland Emmanuel and Nelson Lucky.
He said the suspects would soon be charged to court.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has reportedly released a former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, after grilling him for two days.
Confirming Senator Okorocha’s release to DailyTrust, the former governor’s aide said his principal was released around 5:45 pm and he’s currently in his Maitama residence in Abuja.
When contacted, the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren said he would get back to our correspondent on the development.
Recall that the former Governor of Imo State was arrested by the commission on Tuesday at his Unity House office located at Garki, Abuja.