EFCC arrests twin brothers over internet fraud

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC officials on duty
Tochi Juliet

The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested twin brothers, Kehinde Adebayo and Taite Adebayo, over alleged Internet fraud in Kwara state.

Kehinde Adebayo and Taite Adebayo, according to a statement by the anti-graft agency in Ilorin, were arrested at their hideout in Ilorin the Kwara State capital, following intelligence report received by the commission on their activities.

According to the commission, through the analysis conducted in their phones and laptop, the twins Kehinde Adebayo and Taite Adebayo were linked to internet fraud.

The statement by Gbenga Adewoye, head of the media unit of the zonal office, said the twins Kehinde Adebayo and Taite Adebayo, would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Meanwhile, two convicts Salau Olamide and Akinsanya Olamide Ridwan, who were sentenced to three months community service over internet fraud are presently serving their sentences as ordered by a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.

While Akinsanya Olamide Ridwan was sentenced for allegedly committing romance scam, Salau Olamide was also convicted for a similar offence of cheating by impersonating and pretending to be one Rick Freeman, a white Caucasian.

Both were asked to sweep the popular Tanke road starting from GTB junction, to Abulenla furniture University of Ilorin road Tanke area of Ilorin, and control traffic in the state capital for three months each.

They were also fined N50,000 each by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, in addition to their sentences.

The EFCC has been doing a brave and good job over internet fraudsters as they equally arrested 13 internet fraudsters a few months ago.

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