- The Kwara state chapter of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has announced the arrest of 30 suspected internet fraudsters
- Popularly called Yahoo boys, the suspects were nabbed at Kwara State University (KWASU) on Sunday, September 19
- According to the commission, items recovered from the suspects included six exotic cars, several laptops and mobile phones
Ilorin, Kwara - No fewer than 30 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the operatives of the Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), at Kwara State University (KWASU).
In a statement posted on its official Facebook page and seen by Legit.ng, the EFCC said the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.
The anti-graft agency said that part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around the Ilorin metropolis to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income.
The EFCC noted that based on the intelligence, and weeks of surveillance, operatives of the commission on Sunday, September 19, executed a search warrant in hostels within the KWASU campus, where a number of arrests were made.
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According to the statement, in the course of interrogation, those found not culpable were released to the Student Union Government (SUG) of the School, while the targets of the sting operation were brought to the Ilorin zonal command for further questioning.
It added that some of the items recovered from them included six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and other incriminating documents.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
EFCC chairman Bawa reveals why he slumped at Aso Rock
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the EFCC revealed why slumped on Thursday, September 16, while making a speech at Presidential Villa.
It was reported that Bawa was speaking on the importance of digital identification in commemoration of National Identity Day when the incident occurred.
He was reportedly assisted by other participants and hurriedly rushed to State House hospital in Abuja for treatment.
Bawa further explained that the doctor said he was a ‘bit dehydrated’ when the incident occurred.
EFCC releases former Abia governor Theodore Orji
In a related report, after spending some hours at the office of the EFCC, a former governor of Abia state, Senator Theodore Orji, was released.
The senator was reportedly on his way to London when he was picked up by EFCC operatives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Thursday, August 19.
Orji is being interrogated over corrupt financial dealing while serving as governor of Abia state between 2007 and 2015.
The EFCC added that sometime last year, Senator Orji had approached the agency and requested the release of his travel documents to enable him to go to Dubai for medical treatment.