Lekki, the fast-developing upper-middle-class area of Lagos State, is emerging as the new hub of internet-related fraud, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said.
Investigations by the Lagos Command of the anti-graft agency in the second quarter of 2021 indicated that Lekki has become the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates.
Between April and June 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command recorded a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests.
Data made available to journalists yesterday by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, showed that while the Advance Fee Fraud Section was responsible for 243 arrests, the Cyber Crime Section of the commission executed 18 sting operations, which resulted in 159 arrests, from which 13 convictions have so far been recorded.
The record showed that of the 159 suspects arrested by the Cyber Crime Section, 70 were from Lekki communities…