May 6 (Newshour.com.ng) – The Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arrested a self-acclaimed police officer, Tijani Oluwaseun, and 42 others for alleged internet fraud activities.
EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement in Abuja.
He said the cybercriminals were arrested at Ijebu-Ode and Awa-Ijebu towns of Ogun, following actionable intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities.
“Aside Oluwaseun, who claimed to be an officer serving in Ede, Osun, the other suspects include Dahud Sodiq Temidayo, Emmanuel Chidibe Peter, Alan Joseph Opeyemi, Sodiq Iyanu Babatunde, and Abiodun Olukoya Ibrahim.
“Others are Adebanjo Oluwaseyi Emmanuel, Olokode Ajibola Obaloluwa, Emiade Azeez Ayotunde, Okeowo Oluwadayo Ahmed, Oludare Abdulazeez Ajadi, Emmanuel Sunday John and Wisdom Alloy.
“They also include Yusuf Nurudeen, Kadiri Oluwasegun Sodiq, Daniel Christopher Imlegu, Tijani Babatunde, Abubakar Faruq Oluwapelumi, Oyeneye Jerimiah Abiodun, Clement Temitope, Balogun Olatunji, Akinboyede Idris Olawole, Akinlade Gbemileke and Afeez Lekan, ” he said.
The rest according to him, are Bankole Timilehin, Akande Olanrewaju, Arowolo Ololade, Kelvin Udanyi, Ayanmo Sunday, Olanusi Bolaji, Victor Ogheneremu, Ogunboye Ayodeji, Emmanuel Ayomide and Ojo Odegbele,
Also arrested, were Sotunde Tobi, Ayodele Felix, Festus Akindeji, Jonathan Taiwo Resurrection, Agun Michael Okikiola, Olawale Oluwaseyi Ezekiel, Adeife Adeleke, Taiwo Ayanmo and Aduraja Samuel Olaoluwa.
“Items recovered include eleven exotic cars, several laptops, numerous iPhones, apple wrist watches, expensive video games and golden teeth worth millions of naira worn by one of the suspects.
“They will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded,” he said.