The operatives of the Nnewi Vigilance Service have arrested no fewer than 30 suspected internet fraudsters and kidnappers during a raid in the area.
The raid took place in two buildings at Obiofia, Nnewichi-Nnewi, tagged “Operation Sweep,” in line with the Vigilante policy of keeping Nnewi free from kidnappers, armed robbery, cybercrime (Yahoo Yahoo), exploitation of young girls, and other forms of crimes.
The Nigerian Tribune gathered that the raid also led to the arrest of some young girls allegedly being exploited, while charms, mobile phones, and dozens of SIM cards were recovered from the suspects.
A commander of the group, who preferred anonymity, said the suspects had been handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
He mentioned that the facilities housing the suspects had been sealed by the Vigilante Group for further investigation.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, stating that the investigation had commenced.
He added, “The Command has received the suspects, and interrogation has commenced.”