The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo zonal office, has arrested five suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation in Akwa Ibom State.

They were arrested at Nsini Odeyop Street, Shelter Afrik Estate, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, following intelligence report of their suspicious activities.

The suspects include Uchendu Denis, Osinachi Sam David, Chikezie Bright, Francis Martins and Okafor Emmanuel.

It was discovered that the suspects, who were lodging in a 3 bedroom flat, used one of the rooms for their cyber crime activities.

Items recovered from them include: 123 sim cards, including a Turkish sim card, 6 Laptops, 13 expensive mobile phones, several books and diaries containing several phone numbers and over 300 email addresses, amongst others.