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Internet Fraud: EFCC Arrests Army Deserter, 33 Others

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The Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested a former soldier, Adebisi Jamiu and 33 others for suspected internet fraud.

The suspects were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun State capital city on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said ”the 22-year-old former soldier, Jamiu and the other suspects were arrested on the strength of verified intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime.”

He gave the names of the other suspects as Muritala Olaniyi Lateef, Wasiu Olajide, Wasiu Sadiq, Olaniran Abiodun, Ayodeji Tosin, Olaniran Tayo, Oginni Oluwaseun, Oginni Olatunde, Ojuade Oluwafemi and Ibrahim Wande.

Others are Oladiran Olayinka, Akinjobi Akinwunmi, Abayomi Aderohunmu, Olaoluwa Temitope, Idowu Olawale, Lawrence Taiwo, Ojo Gbenga, Tiamiyu Farouk, Oladele Seun, Akiniyi Boluwatife, Olaoluwa Mutiu and Olakunle Omolofe.

The list also includes Olalere Samad, Edbadon Johnson, Oketunbi Kayode, Gbeyide Tomiwa, Oluwanisola Elmuqsit, Batholomew John, Ibikunle James, Olamide Oluwaseyi, Yusuf Mohammed, Adebola Ibrahim and Ajayi Muyiwa.

Uwujaren said the suspects have volunteered statements to the Commission and would be charged as soon as investigations are concluded.

 

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