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Corps members, undergraduates, others arrested over internet fraud



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Tuesday, arrested 32 suspected fraudsters for alleged involvement in Internet fraud.

The suspects were said to have been arrested during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Three of the suspects claimed to be serving members of the National Youth Service Corps, 19 were undergraduates from various universities across the country, while the remaining 10 claimed to engage in other vocations.

The suspects include Oyebamiji Francis, Aremo Jeremiah, Ogbonnaya John, Anuoluwapo Matthew, Oladele Victor, Mumuni Waliyullah, Olawoyin Abiodun, Okuwatoyin Henry, Arisekola Shina, Babarinde Solomon, Samson Gideon, Joshua Adebayo, Ajayi Ajibola, Garba Mojeed, Olatunbosun Tobiloba and Azeez Ridwan.

Others are Ajala Timilehin, Adebolapo Bakare, Alaba Gideon, Ogunkeye Olumide, Ogunleke Tolu, Olapade Emmanuel, Adegoke Abiodun, Job Ayantoye, Oyebode Pelumi, Babayanju Toluwani, Oladele Ayobami, Omonaiye Abubakar, Sattong Baking, Abisoye Kehinde, Iwajomo Nathan and Aniyikaye Tope.

At the point of their arrest, 12 exotic cars, several mobile telephones, laptops and some incriminating documents were recovered from them.

The Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Dele Oyewale, said in a statement, “They will be charged as soon as investigations are concluded.”