The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has labelled the Lekki area of Lagos State as the hotbed of cybercrime in Nigeria.
The agency disclosed this in a post titled, ‘Lekki now hotbed of cybercrime – EFCC’, on its verified Facebook page on Friday.
According to data released by the antigraft agency showed that over 402 suspected internet fraudsters (also known as (Yahoo Yahoo) were arrested in less than three months
“Lekki, the fast-developing upper-middle-class area of Lagos Metropolis, is emerging as the new hub of internet-related fraud.
“Data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the second quarter of 2021, indicates that Lekki District is the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates.
The agency further disclosed that out of 159 suspects arrested, 70 are from Lekki which are most dominated by people from Ajah, Badore, Victoria Garden City, Sangotedo and Oniru.
“Ajah accounted for 24 suspects, while Oniru and Sangotedo had 14 and 13 suspects respectively. Badore had 8 suspects. Neighbouring Ikoyi and Eko Atlantic had 2 and one suspect each. Ikorodu and Alagbado on the Lagos Mainland make up the remainder.
“The suspects are mostly millennials, with 82 of them aged between 25-34 years, which speaks to the fact that most of the individuals arrested are either still in school, recent graduates or university dropouts,” it added