- The Ibadan zonal office of the EFCC has arrested seven young men for internet fraud
- Items recovered from the suspected fraudsters include four cars, laptops, and exotic phones
- The anti-graft commission said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded
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Two pairs of brothers and three other young men have been arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for internet fraud in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
According to the statement posted on the EFCC's verified Twitter page on Wednesday, September 9, the two pairs of brothers are Ayoola Timilehin, Olusola Timilehin, and Oladayo Fayemi, Tolulope Fayemi.
They were arrested at their hideout in Alaka, Elebu area of Ibadan.
The other three suspects arrested with them are Temitope Kumuyi, Babatunde Oyelakin and Olanrewaju Ibrahim. They are all between 20 and 30 years.
Items recovered from them, include four cars, laptops, exotic phones and a stamp bearing the identity of the bursary section of Queensland University’s School of Medicine, Australia.
The anti-graft agency added that the suspects were arrested based on intelligence linking them with opulence without any identifiable means of livelihood.
The statement further revealed that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Similarly, the EFCC on Friday, September 4 announced the arrest of 13 people suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as "Yahoo boys."
EFCC made this disclosure through its Twitter page, saying the suspected fraudsters were nabbed in Lagos state.
The commission further revealed that the fraudsters were arrested following intelligence report around the Alagbado axis of the southwest state.
In other news, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has handed over a bank draft for another N148,049,580:81 looted funds to Kwara state government.
The commission returned the stolen funds to the north-central state on Thursday, September 3. The Kwara commissioner for finance and planning, Olasumbo Florence Oyeyemi, was on ground to receive the money on behalf of the state government.
An official statement by Saad Hamdalat, the press secretary ministry of finance and planning, said the money was recently recovered from some officials of the past administration.
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