- A popular social media influencer and comedienne was among the 5 people arrested for fraud by the EFFC
- Identified as Adeherself on social media, she is known for making funny video skit and also, for being a fashion model
- The EFCC in their report stated that she worked as a face for another suspect who confessed to being a "picker" in their crime organisation
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Social media has been buzzing with reactions following the alleged involvement of popular social media influencer, Adeherself, in internet fraud.
In a statement shared to their official Twitter handle, five suspects were apprehended in different areas of Lagos during a raid by operatives, in regards to the allegation.
Adewale who is 20 and his accomplice, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola (the face behind the account Adeherself) were arrested at the Agungi area of Lekki, Lagos state.
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The arrest of Adewale and Ajibola was sequel to intelligence linking them to online fraudulent activities with two brothers, Lasisi Wasiu Adeleke and Lasisi Riliwan Adeniyi, who are at large.
They were arrested at a four-bedroom duplex belonging to the two run-away fraudsters.
The report further alleged that Adewale and Ajibola worked together to trick her foreign admirers.
"Intelligence also linked them with alleged flamboyant lifestyles. During interrogation, Adewale, a self-acclaimed model, who goes by the username @adeherself on Instagram, confessed to being a "picker” in cyber crimes. He usually poses as a lady to hoodwink her foreign “preys," the statement read.
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The trio of Israel Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie on the other hand, were picked up at Ibeju-Lekki.
Items recovered from the suspects included two Toyota Camry 2009 model cars and a sum of N9 million found in Adewale’s account.
The suspects were arrested for their alleged involvement in a romance scam. They were arrested during another raid, following a separate intelligence.
See EFCC's post below:
Meanwhile, the International Police (INTERPOL) Nigeria is making plans to extradite Instagram celebrity Raymond Igbalodely a.k.a. Hushpuppi from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria to face alleged multiple fraud charges.
The Nations reports that the INTERPOL is also on the trail of other accomplices in the alleged fraud who are resident in Nigeria to bring them to justice.
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