EFCC arrests 5 suspected internet fraudsters in Ilorin

Ilorin zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested five persons over alleged involvement in internet fraud and other fraud-related offences.

In a statement by the zonal public relations officer of the anti-graft agency, Gbenga Adewoye, on Thursday in Ilorin, the suspects are Stephen Odanye, Abolarin Kayode, Babatunde Muhammad, Adepoju Tomiwa and Akinbamidele Femi.

The statement also said that the suspects were arrested in different locations within Ilorin metropolis following intelligence reports.

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The suspects were accused of using their phones and laptop computers to communicate with their victims, said to be majorly foreigners, in order to defraud them of their monies.

It was also said that investigations by the operatives of the commission revealed that the suspects benefited several foreign currencies deposited into their accounts by their victims.

Some items recovered by the commission from the suspects include phones, cars, and documents said to contain false information among others.

The statement said that the suspects would soon be charged to court.

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