Internet fraud: Corps members, undergraduates, others arrested

EFCC officials on duty
Tochi Juliet

32 suspected fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Tuesday for Internet fraud.

Three of the suspects claimed to be serving members of the National Youth Service Corps, 19 were undergraduates from various universities across the country. In contrast, the remaining 10 claimed to engage in other vocations.

According to reports, the suspects were said to have been arrested during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Officials of the EFCC trailed the suspects to their hideout following intelligence gathering.

The suspects include Oyebamiji Francis, Aremo Jeremiah, Ogbonnaya John, Anuoluwapo Matthew, Oladele Victor, Mumuni Waliyullah, Olawoyin Abiodun, Okuwatoyin Henry, Arisekola Shina, Babarinde Solomon, Samson Gideon, Joshua Adebayo, Ajayi Ajibola, Garba Mojeed, Olatunbosun Tobiloba and Azeez Ridwan.

At the point of their arrest, 12 exotic cars, several mobile telephones, laptops and some incriminating documents were recovered from them.

The suspects were subjected to thorough screening by medical officials of the EFCC in line with the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

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