The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday declared Lekki, an upper-middle-class area of Lagos State as an emerging hub of internet fraud in the country.
The Commission said in a statement that operatives carried out a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests in the area between April and June 2021, alone.
Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesperson, who signed the statement said of the 402 arrests, 243 were carried out by the commission’s Advance Fee Fraud Section.
He said the rest of the 159 arrests resulted from 18 sting operations executed by carried out by the Cyber Crime Section of the commission, from which 13 convictions have so far been recorded.
This trend, according to the commission, “indicates that Lekki District is the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates”.