The Economic Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 402 residents of Lekki and adjoining areas in Lagos State for romance scam and other internet-related frauds.
This was disclosed from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command in the second quarter of 2021.
EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the 402 arrests recorded between April and June, 2021, were done by the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Section of the Command.
The Advance Fee Fraud Section only, was responsible for 243 arrests while the Cyber Crime Section carried out 18 sting operations.
The operation led to 159 arrests and 13 convictions were recorded.
The agency further confirmed that out of the 159 suspects arrested by the Cyber Crime Section, 70 of them were from Lekki including areas such as Ajah, Badore, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Sangotedo and Oniru.
Ajah accounted for 24 suspects, while Oniru and Sangotedo had 14 and 13 suspects respectively. Badore had 8…