CYBER CRIME: Five Suspected Internet Fraudsters in EFCC Net

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested five persons for allegedly engaging in Internet fraud and other related offences. A statement issued by the Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday, gave the names of the suspects as Stephen Odanye, Kayode Abolarin, Babatunde Muhammad, Tomiwa Adepoju and Femi Akinbamidel

According to the statement, the suspects were arrested in different locations in the Ilorin metropolis following intelligence reports gathered by the anti-graft agency. It stated that the suspects were discovered to have used their phones and laptop computers to communicate with their victims, who were mostly foreigners, in order to defraud them of different sums of money.

The EFCC said investigations by its operatives revealed that the suspects benefited from various sums of foreign currencies deposited in their bank accounts by the victims. Items recovered from the suspects, according to Uwujaren, include phones, cars and documents containing false information.

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