Intelligence agents of the Advance Fee Fraud Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Abuja Headquarters, arrested 25 students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, for their participation in various forms of cyber-crime, including romance scam, love scam, possession of fake documents, and making money by false pretense.
Students aged between 18 and 29 years were detained in their off-campus hostels following a three-day search between 16 and 19 September 2019. The operating personnel acted on the investigative report, which was researched using advanced devices. The attack was also accompanied by months of surveillance and tracking of their operations.
They include: Pelumi Adigun, 18; Umaru Frederick, 21; Damilola Emmanuel, 22; Tomiwa Oyewole, 29; Adeleke Owolabi, 24; Oladosu Abdullahi, 23; Abdulmusaq Ismail, 25; Isajimi Joshua, 23; Olaniyan Tunde, 22; and Ebosele Francis, 28.
Others are: Oladejo Ibrahim, 26; Oluwadamilare Abimbola, 25; Orimoloye Joshua, 23; Alfred Samuel, 22; Bayewu Ishola, 23; Abiola Gbenga, 25; Alfred Daniel, 20; Agboola Solomon, 21; Arolewola Damilola, 25; Amoo Tunmise, 23; Akeem Taiwo, 25; Segun Ajibola, 25; Hassan Segun, 24; Onicha Joel, 23; and Tafa Bassit, 25.
In the course of the search, Ismail, who had admitted that he was actively engaged in Internet fraud, took the operatives around the hostels, leading to the arrest of many of the guilty parties. Many of the suspects who climbed over the fence to avoid detention have been nabbed in the process.
Some of the products retrieved from them, which are thought to be profits from their illegal operations online, include 4matic Benz, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, two Macbook machines, two iPads, two iPhones and many other documents that will be subject to forensic analysis.
The alleged Internet fraudsters who are presently under the custody of the EFCC will quickly be brought to justice.
SOURCE: CMA TRENDS