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EFCC arrests 30 suspected internet fraudsters in Ekiti

BY Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

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The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Thursday arrested thirty suspected internet fraudsters in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State.

The suspects, comprising of twenty-eight males and two females were students of various higher institutions of learning in the State.

According the Head of Media and Publicity of the organization, Mr. Wilson Ewujarem, the suspects were arrested at different locations in Ado-Ekiti based on credible intelligence obtained by the Command.

He gave the names of the susppects as  Godspower Falodun, Omoniyi Pelumi, Victor Damilola, Akerele Olugbenga, Oluwatosin Alade, Abayomi Aderinwa, Ologunsoro Ayodeji, Olakunle Bidemi.

Others are; Emmanuel Olukayode, Ojo Tobi, Ayeni Kayode, Ezekiel Ayomide, Tunde Lukman, Onikoyi Tobi, Busayo Obadu, Abiodun Taofeek, Ajayi Opeyemi, Ebenezer Ayodeji, Akinola Paul, Jacob Wisdom, Akinrinmola Olumide.

The agency also arrested  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 recovered from the suspects include; lsix exotic cars worth millions of naira, forty-seven different brands of phones and 16 computers laptops.

Ewurenjen said the suspects, who are currently detained would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.

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