EFCC arrests man who claims to be a soldier for alleged internet fraud

EFCC arrests man who claims to be a soldier for alleged internet fraud

- A man dressed in a military uniform has been arrested by the EFCC along with 26 others for alleged internet fraud

- The anti-graft agency in a statement said the arrested soldier was identified as Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode

- The EFCC said the raid was carried out after it received intelligence from concerned members of the public

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a man who claims to be a Nigerian soldier and 26 others for alleged internet fraud in the Lekki area of Lagos state.

The anti-graft agency in a statement on Monday, August 17, said the arrested soldier was identified as Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode with service number NAF18/34732.

According to the commission, the lance corporal was arrested in his military attire during an early morning raid at 6B, Fatai Idowu Arobike, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, on Saturday, August 15.

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The EFCC said the raid was carried out after it received intelligence from concerned members of the public about alleged criminal activities by the fraudsters.

Following his arrest, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode reportedly told the EFCC that he was being taught how to make money through cybercrime by the internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo Boys.

The commission said items recovered from the suspects include diamond jewelry, exotic cars, and expensive phones.

It also disclosed that the suspects will be charged to court soon.

In another report, the fight against cybercrime and advanced fraud hit a big breakthrough as the operatives of the EFCC arrested 32 cyber fraudsters.

The disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday, August 11, via a tweet on its official Twitter page.

EFCC said among the arrested fraudsters, three of them are serving corps members while 19 are undergraduates in Nigerian institutions.

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The commission also disclosed that the fraudsters were arrested after intelligence reports in Ogbomosho area of Oyo state by its Ibadan zonal office operatives.

Meanwhile, Nigerian social media big boy, Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha was recently on the lips of internet users after he was arrested by the EFCC for alleged money laundering.

The internet sensation was eventually released on bail and he continued his life in Nigeria. However, Mompha’s ‘freedom’ has proven to be short-lived. The social media celeb has reportedly been rearrested by the anti-graft agency.

According to reports from The Nation, Mompha was rearrested on Friday, August 14, after he went to the EFCC office in Ikoyi to collect some of his properties that were seized.

The Nation reported that he went to reclaim his five wristwatches, one Apple Air pod, an iPhone 8 mobile phone and a pair of sunglasses that was seized from him by the EFCC.

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It was gathered that following an application from Mompha’s lawyer, Gboyega Oyewole (SAN), Justice Mohammed Liman ordered that the social media celeb’s properties be returned to him.

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