34 suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Ekiti, Kwara

The Ilorin Zone Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State and Ilorin, Kwara State.

A statement from the Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said 30 of the suspects were arrested in Ado-Ekiti, while four were arrested in Ilorin.

The Ilorin Area Command of the EFCC covers Kwara, Ekiti and Kogi States.

Uwajuaren said suspects apprehended at different locations in Ado-Ekiti include 28 men and two women.

According to the EFCC, the suspects were arrested on the basis of credible intelligence obtained by the command.

“They include Godspower Falodun, Omoniyi Pelumi, Victor Damilola, Akerele Olugbenga, Oluwatosin Alade, Abayomi Aderinwa, Ologunsoro Ayodeji, Olakunle Bidemi, Emmanuel Olukayode, Ojo Tobi, Ayeni Kayode, Ezekiel Ayomide, Tunde Lukman, Onikoyi Tobi, Busayo Obadu, Abiodun Taofeek , Ajayi Opeyemi and Ebenezer Ayodeji.

“The others are Akinola Paul, Jacob Wisdom, Akinrinmola Olumide, Lawrence Abimbola, Tope Abejide, Busuyi Ajewole, Seyi Ajewole, Sunday Pelumi, Sunday Pelumi, Fapohunda Paul and Aguh Henry. Omowumi Victoria and Peace Beloved were the only female suspects.

“Items including six exotic cars worth millions of naira, 47 different brands of phones and 16 laptops were recovered from the suspects at the time of arrest,” the statement added.

Uwajuaren also said four people suspected of being involved in similar offenses were arrested over the weekend in Ilorin by EFCC officers.

He said the suspects would be brought to justice when investigations are completed.

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