The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested no fewer than 21 suspected internet fraudsters, including two females in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The females and other suspected internet fraudsters were arrested at Agbowo in Akobo and Idi–Ishin areas of Ibadan on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
The EFCC, in a statement issued on Friday, revealed that the suspects were arrested in an intelligence-driven operation.
The suspects are Abdulsalam Yusuf Olamilekan, Henry Ugochukwu Ike, Sobowale Tolulope Enoch, Franklin Ibeh Kelechi, Aderoju Hammed Akande, Afolabi Mayowa Akinbobola, Emmanuel Victor Oluwasegun, and Odidwe Victory Okwise.
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Others include Okeke Hycent Obina, Ibelih Powel Theophilus, Anifowose Dolapo Praise, Balogun Oluwatobi Ayodeji, and Ayoade Rofeek Mayowa.
Others arrested are Samuel Shuaibu Adavize, Damilare Olaonipekun Gbolahan, Tajudeen Opeyemi Quozim, Lawal Opeyemi Quwwatullah, Adebisi Olaide Idris, Abiola Toheeb Olawale, Olanrewaju Hammed Rafiu, Olayiwola Toheeb Olanrewaju, and Nikoro Elizabeth Temitope.
The anti-graft agency listed the items recovered from the arrested internet fraudsters to include five exotic cars, two brand new motorcycles, 40 mobile phones, 15 laptops, three 4G routers, one apple eye watch, several MTN SIM cards, and one international passport, among others.
The EFCC noted that the suspects will be charged to court upon the conclusion of investigations.
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