EFCC arrests 24 Students, 12 Others for Alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters at 21, Sawmill Road Awa-Ijebu, Ogun State.

According to the anti-graft agency, the suspects are between 19 and 37 years, 23 of which are students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), one from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and twelve others are non-students.

Nine of those arrested are ladies who claimed to be girlfriends or neighbours of some of the suspects.

According to the EFCC:

The Commission got wind of their activities through series of intelligence alleging that the suspected fraudsters engaged in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretences through sending emails to unsuspecting victims mostly in the United States of America while others were engaged in romance scam on several dating sites.

At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered over three hundred SIM cards from them. Other items recovered from the suspects include: different models and brands of exotic cars, 18 laptops (nine being of Apple brand), 50 telephones (21 iPhones) and two bags of fetish objects (juju) from them.  Several documents containing false pretences were also recovered from the suspects.

Suspects would be charged to court accordingly as soon as investigation is concluded.

 

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