The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in collaboration with the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested 16 cybercrime suspects since the joint operation code-named, Operation Wire Wire, was launched.
Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the EFCC, said this on Friday while hosting the Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in his office in Abuja.
He vowed to identify and bring the suspects to justice, adding that following the onslaught and intensified raids on their hideouts by the EFCC, they relocated to Ghana.
He said: “It is very sad. It’s like the era of these 419ners and ‘Yahoo Boys’ is coming back.
“I remember we worked with the FBI in Lagos and others. We carried out ‘Operation Wire Wire’. We are re-energizing; we will go out and storm all their hideouts. Most of them have relocated to Ghana because the heat is on them.”
He pledged the readiness of the commission to sustain the ongoing collaboration with relevant agencies, with a view to curbing the menace of cybercrimes.