EFCC arrest 18 suspected internet fraudsters in Ogun
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office have arrested 18 suspected internet fraudsters in Ogun state.
The arrested suspects were identified as Ibrahim Oreniyi Atolani, Tijani Faruk Ayobami, Yisa Ademola Ibrahim, Olukoya Aliu Temidayo, Sulaimon Sharafdeen Adebayo, Adebayo Abiodun Mustapha, Lateef Aremo Shina, Ali Mukit Olamilekan and Tajudeen Taiwo Hassan.
Others are: Aina Ayomide Oluwapelumi, Adetola Yusuf Omogbolahan, Adekoya Ibrahim Olamilekan, Oreniyi Sulaimon Olalekan, Tiamiyu Olamide Babatunde, Ojetola Michael Timileyin and Ajetunmobi Bariu Toyosi.
The suspected internet fraudsters were arrested at Remo Majestic Hotel, Shagamu, Ogun State during an operation by Operatives of the EFCC on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
Items recovered from the suspects include exotic cars, mobile phones, laptop computers, Wi-Fi, and modem devices.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
In other news, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that two men identified as Aremu Ridwan Kunle and Adegboyega Adisa Adebayo were arraigned on Thursday, March 18 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Iyabo Yerima of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that Aremu was separately charged with eight counts while Adegboyega was docked on a two-count charge.
According to the charge sheet, their charges border on obtaining money under false pretence contrary to Section 1(2) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the same Act.