24 undergraduates arrests by EFCC, 10 others over cyber crime

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Office has arrested thirty-four suspected internet fraudsters at 21, Sawmill Road Awa-Ijebu, Ogun State.

The suspected cyber criminals who are between 19 and 37 years of age include:  twenty-three students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, out of which nine were ladies who allegedly claimed to be girlfriends and/or neighbours of some of the suspects.
A statement on Thursday by acting EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said one of the suspects is from the National Open University of Nigeria and twelve others are not students.
He said the Commission got wind of their activities through series of intelligence alleging that the suspected fraudsters engaged in activities of obtaining money by false pretenses through sending emails to unsuspecting victims mostly in the United States of America while others were engaged in romance scam on several dating sites.
He said at the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered over three hundred SIM cards from them, including different models and brands of exotic cars.
He said 18 laptops (nine being of Apple brand), 50 telephones (21 iPhones) and two bags of fetish objects (juju) was also recovered from them.
He said several documents containing false pretences were also recovered from the suspects, adding that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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