The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested 15 suspected Internet fraudsters for offenses bordering on obtaining by false pretense, lottery scam, and love scam.
The suspects are Adeyemi Tiwatope, 20; Odeyemi Olawale, 20; Nike Afolabi Olaiya, 20; Awe Abimbola Ireti, 23; Yusuf Aliu Oluwafemi, 20; Osidipe Olatunbosun, 24; Tosin Adesanya, 19 and Adeyinka Bello, 17.
Others are: Aliu Lukman, 18; Damilola Fatona, 20; Shonubi Adetola, 18; Adewale Babatunde, 17; Afolabi Lekan, 19; Awe Ayodele, 24 and Adeyemi Gbadebo, 19.
The suspects were arrested on Saturday, February 3, 2018, in the Shotubo and Awoluwo areas of Sagamu, Ogun State. Their arrest followed intelligence report received by the Commission about their criminal activities.
They were alleged to be living flamboyantly without legitimate sources of income.
Items recovered from the suspects include laptops, phones bearing scanned forged documents, six exotic cars, charms and SIM cards, among others.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the EFCC also recovered coffins, calabashes and gourds from the home of a suspected kingpin of a syndicate of fraudsters, Adesanya R. Olaoluwa, who is currently under the EFCC watch.
Olaoluwa is alleged to be a herbalist who performs rituals for fraudsters to hypnotize unsuspecting victims.
The suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Recall that The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested an alleged Yahoo boy over a £30,000 Love Scam.
Fidelis Iruedo, a suspected love scammer, was arrested for allegedly defrauding a United Kingdom citizen of £30,000 (Thirty Thousand Pounds) in a romance scam.
His arrest happened yesterday Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
Luck ran out on 31 year old Fidelis Iruedo after a petition to the Commission by the Nigerian High Commission, London, on behalf of one Alan Digweed, a UK citizen, alleged that the suspect had defrauded his victim of the said amount of money.
Investigations by the EFCC revealed that Fidelis Iruedo, who voluntarily confessed to the crime, met his victim between July and December 2017, via a date site, match.com.
The suspect, while parading as a lady, procured British passport using the name ‘Tracy Anderson’ with which he used to defraud the victim.
He was arrested in Abuja, during an attempt to make withdrawal in a bank.
On his arrest, items recovered from Fidelis Iruedo included: several scam letters, 3 flash drives, 1 iphone and a laptop computer.
The suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.