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48 arrested for Internet fraud in Ogun

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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested 48 suspected internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The suspects, many of who claimed to be undergraduates, aged between 18 and 28.

Their arrest came barely a week after the Ibadan Zonal Office of EFCC arrested 42 youths in Ilaro for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.

The Acting Head, Media and Publicity of EFCC, Tony Orilade, said in a statement that the latest suspects were apprehended at locations around Alabata area of Abeokuta.

Orilade added that the arrest followed actionable intelligence on the suspects’ alleged involvement in internet-related crimes.

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He said: “The early morning raid also led to recovery of valuable items, including three exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, and SIM cards, from the suspects.”

Orilade gave the names of the suspects as Anwinilomo Tomisin, Ayeni Ifedapo, Melojuekun Oluwatobi, Adeyemo Stephen, Gideon Achuka, David Mulero, Owolabi Abraham, Toheeb Olabanji, Teslim Kasali, Jide Abiodun Emmanuel, Alli Emmanuel Oluwaseun, Adeniyi Sultan, Ejiro Daniel, Chima Emmanuel, Adejare Oyebajo, Dike Chukwuebuka and Emeka Ikegbunam.

Others are Daniyi Tobiloba, Tomiwa Ibironke, Daniel Onnorom, Quadri Ayaniyi, Victor Solomon, Ayeni Oluwatosin, Adegbenro Emmanuel, Abdulrauf Adam, Daniel Praise, Biyi Adegbamigbe, Adeyinka Ibrahim, Sadiq Sanni and Ibikunle Ajibola.

The rest are Stephen Matthew, Ayoola Ifekolade, Dapo Shobayo, Idowu Familusi, Ayodamola Fagoroye, Segun Raheem, Fuhad Arowolo, Favour Ekeh, Akinlabi Royal, Kolade Nwachukwu, Kayinde Ajibike, Kunle Adejumo, Matthew Adedotun, Adewunmi Samuel, Olusoji Fiyin, Olanrewaju Michael, Ola Ayomide and Dairo Emmanuel.

Orilade stated that all the suspects would soon be arraigned.

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