Mr Friday Ebelo, the head of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zone, on Wednesday during a press conference at its Iyaganku, Ibadan zonal office advised the 80 Nigerians indicted in massive cybercrime cases been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States of America to come out of their hiding and clear their names before its (EFCC) operatives get to them.
The commission which noted that it is in their own interest to come out assures that in no time, its operatives will arrest those of them within the shores of the country, adding that the operatives have begun a background check on the suspects.
According to Ebelo, the zonal office of the agency has since the beginning of the year have arrested a total of 263 suspects for cybercrime related offences out of which 111 had been convicted and sentenced to various jail terms.
the agency has recovered huge sums of money in local and foreign currencies aside from getting the nod of the courts to forfeit valuable items established to have been benefits of internet-related crimes, including landed properties, vehicles, laptops, phones and many others.
Ebelo puts the recovered monies at N7,461,378, US$56,452; 400 Canadian Dollars, 65 Pounds and 2,400 Euros, noting that the EFCC is in constant collaboration with international organisations with a similar mandate, especially the FBI in efforts to curb internet crimes and illicit funds transfer.