EFCC arrests herbalist, 48 suspected fraudsters in Kogi


The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested an herbalist and 48 suspected internet fraudsters for offences bordering on conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence in Lokoja, Kogi State.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the EFCC on Thursday.

The statement partly read, “They were arrested upon credible intelligence on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at various locations in Lokoja.

“The herbalist, believed to be a spiritual godfather of internet fraudsters, was arrested with various charms.

“Items recovered from them include 10 exotic cars, two motorcycles, 11 laptops, 83 mobile phones and charms.

“The suspects, all male, between the ages of 17 and 34 will be arraigned in court upon conclusion of investigations.”

In February 2023, the police command in Edo State arrested a 65-year-old herbalist among 22 people arrested for armed robbery, cultism and unlawful assembly in the state.