Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

EFCC arrests suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan, denies Osogbo raid

By News Express on 10/02/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 602

•EFCC operatives
•EFCC operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. 

According to a statement from the anti-graft agency on Saturday, the suspects were apprehended by operatives of EFCC Ibadan Zonal Office at the Elebu-Oja area of the town.

Those arrested are Ojo Ayobami, Ojo Ayotunde, Ibidapo Ileriayo, Ibidapo Kolade, Dayo Adedokun, Adeniyi Gbenga, Aluko Idowu, and Adeusi Olatunji.

The EFCC said they were rounded up on Friday following action on a series of intelligence reports.

The suspects were alleged to be involved in fraudulent activities ranging from love scam and other forms of internet fraud, through which they reportedly obtain money from unsuspecting victims.

Three different models of cars, laptops, phones, international passports, and several incriminating documents were recovered from them.

The statement disclosed that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the agency concludes its investigation.

The EFCC, however, distanced itself from a raid of suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, shown in a video trending on the social media.

“We need to state that much as we have avowed, pursuant to our mandate to root out cybercriminals in the nation’s space, we clarify that the operatives depicted in the video are not those of the Commission,” the agency said in another statement.

“We disclaim the video and in the same breath, wish to inform the public that EFCC operatives stick to a standard procedure in their operations, which conforms with global best practices for intelligence officers.”

The agency stressed that its operatives would by no means embrace theatre or open attraction of public attention pursuant to their duties.

It, thereafter, advised its critics to look elsewhere for the source and actors in the video, insisting that the fingerprints of the operation do not belong to it.

The EFCC revealed that it does not have an office in Osogbo yet, and the Ibadan zonal office which covers Oyo, Osun and Ekiti states has no knowledge of the purported raid.

“We restate that we are committed to making every shade of financial and economic crime unattractive to criminal elements among us. We will not rest on our oars in this resolve,” the statement added.

Sourced from a Channels TV report

Source News Express

Posted 10/02/2019 7:26:28 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
We don’t have confidence in INEC, says PDP...

Gombe Govt, CAN call for calm as tension...

Buhari’s government deceitful about restructuring: Shehu Sani

NGOs laud Ekiti First Lady over commitment to...

Group enlists Nollywood into war against corruption

Blacks advised to stop flying American Airlines

Anambra hospital performs 5 successful open heart surgeries...

Anti-corruption war a step in right direction: NIMASA...

APC completes clearance of Lagos Assembly seats, wins...

Gunmen assassinate Imo APC chairman

Presidency: Group urges Buhari to justify victory

Orji Kalu, The Sun slam N2 billion libel...

 

Latest News Untold story of the rise and fall of Ex-Governor Ambode Bandits detain 40 in Katsina HEDA gives SEC 14 days to reject new MTN board members or face court action Uncertainty over 211 idle oil blocks Okorocha appointed a fake professor as Eastern Palm University VC, Ex-Commissioner alleges Advise Buhari to obey judgment on release of payment details on electricity contracts, SERAP tells Malami Court restrains Rivers APC congresses High expectations as Magashi takes over Defence Ganduje insists on RUGA, receives project report At least 44 bodies found in well Farmers/herders crisis: Businessman builds cattle ranches in Anambra Sunny Nwosu seeks continuity in Ngwa leadership

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,010 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,720 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (388,968 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,450 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,412 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,507 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,529 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,144 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,296 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,282 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,681 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,305 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,108) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (662) Features (809) Global Business Monitor (441) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,946) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,302) Opinion (1,356) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,439) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera