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EFCC arrests four undergraduates over ₦16m Internet heist

EFCC arrests four undergraduates over ₦16m Internet heist
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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested five undergraduates for allegedly swindling their victims to the tune of ₦16 million in Internet scams.

The Ibadan Zonal Office of EFCC, which arrested the five suspected scammers said to be undergraduates of two universities were arrested in Akure, Ondo State.

[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”left” arrow=”yes”]At the point of arrest, EFCC says its operatives recovered “a 2006, black Toyota Highlander with registration number (Lagos) LND 112 EG, 2010 light- green Toyota Camry (Muscle) with registration number (Lagos) AAA 850 EF, laptops, three Apple iPhone 6 and three Blackberry phones from them. Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.”[/quote]Four of the suspected cyber-criminals are from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) while the fifth is from Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba (AAUA), the EFCC says.

 

According to the anti-graft agency, the suspects were picked up at an off- campus residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State.

They suspects who are between the ages of 20 and 23 include Adeleke Paul (21), Adebiyi Tayo Abudu (22), Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi (21), Ogundile Ademola James (23) and Okali Ugochukwu (21).

EFFC claimed that it became aware of the alleged their nefarious activities of the arrested undergraduates “through series of gathered intelligence.” “

According to EFCC, “Paul and his co-travelers, who go about with the name Tsunnami Gang and Young Pablo Money allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of sixteen million Naira (₦16m) recently by engaging in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretences through scam mails.”

Paul is a 300 level student of Building Technology while James and Olusola are both 400 level students of Agricultural Resources and Mathematics respectively. Okali is a 200 level student of Urban and Regional Planning while Adebiyi Tayo is a 300 level Student of Mathematics of the Adekunle Ajashin University Akungba, Ondo State.

At the point of arrest, EFCC says its operatives recovered “a 2006, black Toyota Highlander with registration number (Lagos) LND 112 EG, 2010 light- green Toyota Camry (Muscle) with registration number (Lagos) AAA 850 EF, laptops, three Apple iPhone 6 and three Blackberry phones from them. Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.”

EFCC says the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.

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