In a separate intelligent combing, the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday, arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State and Ilorin in Kwara State.
This was contained in a statement seen by Punch correspondent and signed by Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said that 30 of the suspects were arrested in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, while the remaining four were picked up in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The Ilorin zonal Command of the EFCC covers activities in Kwara, Ekiti and Kogi States.
Uwajuaren said that the suspects, apprehended at different locations in Ado-Ekiti, comprised of 28 males and 2 females.
According to the EFCC spokesperson, the suspects were picked up based on credible intelligence obtained by the Command.
“They are 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.
“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, while Omowumi Victoria and Peace Beloved were the only females amongst the suspects.
“Items including six exotic cars worth millions of naira, 47 different brands of phones and sixteen laptops were recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest,” the statement said.
Uwajuaren also said that 4 persons suspected to have been involved in similar offences over the weekend in Ilorin were arrested by the EFCC officials in a related development.
“The suspects, Oyewole Moruf Damilare, Abdul-Salam Quzeem, Mohammed Bello and Olusanya Idowu Lukman, were arrested in Agric Estate, in the Sango area of Ilorin following a tip-off on their alleged unwholesome activities.
“Some of the items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest included expensive phones, different brands of laptops and a car,” he said.
Uwajuaren said that the suspects would be arraigned in the court upon the conclusion of the investigations.