Lagos, Nigeria – Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested Owoseni Gabriel, who posed as a woman to evade arrest, and 32 other suspected internet fraudsters.
This is made known according to a statement issued by the law enforcement agency made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
”Gabriel was arrested alongside Salaudeen Hammed, Akinsanya Olamilekan, Olamofe Joshua, Akindele Saheed, Damilare Micheal, Patoki Ayomiku, Olakunle Ismail, Babalola Ayomide, Afolabi Olaibola and Abiodun Olayinka,” the statement reads in part.
The suspected fraudsters, according to the statement, were arrested on May 2, at the Iyana Ipaja axis of Lagos, following credible intelligence from the EFCC on the activities of some young boys involved in computer-related fraud.
”During the sting operation, Gabriel, particularly, wore a female dress and a wig to evade arrest. Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Camry 2005 model, a Toyota Camry 2009 model, mobile phones and laptop computers,” the EFCC statement explained.
”Others are Samson Jeremiah, Kolawole Afeez, Owoseni Gabriel, Makinde Oluwasegun, Daniel Seun, Adefolahan Israel, Olusegun Emmanuel, Olawore Micheal, Hammed Raheem, Micheal Tunde.”
“Francis Chibundu, Jesse Oluwatobiloba, Adenekan Ayotunde, Qudus Adeyi, Sulaimon Oladimeji, Kayode Sunday, Daniel Owosine, and Boluwatife Gbolahan Samuel Ogunyemi, Adebayo Olarewaju, Abdul-Fatai Olawale and Hassan Ayofe.”
The suspects will be charged to court after investigations have been concluded.