How EFCC Arrested 34 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Ekiti, Kwara
How EFCC Arrested 34 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Ekiti, Kwara: According to the PUNCH, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Ilorin Zonal Command detained 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, and Ilorin, Kwara State, on Tuesday.
According to a statement signed by EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, 30 of the suspects were apprehended in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, while the remaining four were apprehended in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The EFCC’s Ilorin zonal command is responsible for actions in the states of Kwara, Ekiti, and Kogi.
The suspects, who were seized at various locations across Ado-Ekiti, were made up of 28 males and two girls, according to Uwajuaren.
The individuals were apprehended, according to an EFCC spokeswoman, based on credible intelligence gathered by the Command.
“They are Godspower Falodun, Omoniyi Pelumi, Victor Damilola, Akerele Olugbenga, Oluwatosin Alade, Abayomi Aderinwa, Ologunsoro Ayodeji, Olakunle Bidemi, Emmanuel Olukayode, Ojo Tobi, Ayeni Kayode, Ezekiel Ayomide, Tunde Lukman, Onikoyi Tobi, Busayo Obadu, Abiodun Taofeek, Ajayi Opeyemi and Ebenezer Ayodeji.
“Others are Akinola Paul, Jacob Wisdom, Akinrinmola Olumide, Lawrence Abimbola, Tope Abejide, Busuyi Ajewole, Seyi Ajewole, Sunday Pelumi, Sunday Pelumi, Fapohunda Paul and Aguh Henry, while Omowumi Victoria and Peace Beloved were the only females amongst the suspects.
“Items including six exotic cars worth millions of naira, 47 different brands of phones and sixteen laptops were recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest,” the statement said.
Uwajuaren also said that 4 persons suspected to have been involved in similar offences over the weekend in Ilorin were arrested by the EFCC officials in a related development.
“The suspects, Oyewole Moruf Damilare, Abdul-Salam Quzeem, Mohammed Bello and Olusanya Idowu Lukman, were arrested in Agric Estate, in the Sango area of Ilorin following a tip-off on their alleged unwholesome activities.
“Some of the items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest included expensive phones, different brands of laptops and a car,” he said.
Uwajuaren said that the suspects would be arraigned in the court upon the conclusion of the investigations.
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It is very sad that this generation has embraced crime and also celebrates crime especially internet fraud. This is a pandemic that is ravaging Nigerian society as well as denting our image in the international community.