The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arrested twenty-nine (29) persons for their alleged involvement in internet fraud and other related activities.
The suspects were arrested at different locations in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State according to the anti-graft body.
The raid by the EFCC in Offa, a commercial city, has added another narrative to the proliferation of the activities of the suspected fraudsters in Kwara State.
EFCC had hitherto clamped down on their activities across the Ilorin metropolis which allegedly forced the relocation of their operations.
The anti-graft body had also convicted several suspects in courts majority of whom are students.
It said that the arrest followed credible intelligence received by the Command on the activities of the suspects.
Items recovered from them include mobile phones, laptops and cars.
Moreso, some of the suspects have confessed to the crime and will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.
Those arrested, are “Sikiru Mustapha, Abdulmartin Olawale, Gbolahan Abdulamin, Abdulfawaz Olakanmi, Tunde Saheed, David Komolafe, Adebayo Ridwan, Oluwatobi Akinbo, Fatimehin Kayode, Ibrahim Zakariya, Olajide Moshood, Ikudaisi Adesoji, Habeeb Adeyemi and Hassan Akorede.
“Others are Ahmed Quadri, Olanipekun Ibrahim, Olabisi Ololade, Ahmed Akorede, Wasiu Adesina, Damilola Samsudeen, Olaloye Damilare, Nathaniel Laoshe, Adeniyi Opeyemi, Adebayo Shahajudeen, Segun Ajila, Kehinde Olaniyi and Ibitowa Toyeeb”, a statement by its spokesman, Wilsen Uwujaren added.
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