EFCC arrests 3 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan

EFCC arrests 3 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan

- EFCC has arrested three suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan

- It was gathered that the arrest of the three followed a tip-off by a neighbour

- Laptops, iPhones and phones of other brands were recovered from the suspects

The Ibadan zonal office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Oginni Oluwaseyi Dayo and two others over alleged involvement in internet related offences.

Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the suspects were arrested on Tuesday, May 14, in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state.

It was gathered that the arrest of the three followed a tip-off by a neighbour, who raised a suspicion on the reckless and flamboyant lifestyle of the suspects even though they had no known reasonable source of income.

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The neighnour who also lives at Oginni's residence within the Fortune Estate, Ologuneru Olonde area of Ibadan, was said to have petitioned the EFCC. This led to the arrest of the Oginni, his brother-in-law, Alabi Okikiola, and his friend, Jonas Okwuwe.

The commission's spokesperson, Tony Orilade, said upon the receipt of the petition and further discreet investigation, operatives of the commission carried out an early morning operation that led to their arrest on Tuesday, May 14.

It was learnt that in their separate statements with the commission, Oginni said he is an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) part 1 student at the state-owned Polytechnic Ibadan; Okwuwe claimed to be a Computer Science graduate from the Auchi Polytechnic, while Oginni’s brother-in-law, Okikiola, said he had a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting, also from the Polytechnic Ibadan.

Orilade disclosed that items recovered from the suspects include laptops, iPhones and phones of other brands.

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He stated that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the commission completes its investigations.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt’s zonal office, arrested fifteen suspected internet fraudsters in a raid at a hotel in Rumuigbo, Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The suspects, who are between the ages of 18 and 30, were nabbed while relaxing in the hotel.

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