EFCC arrests 20 internet fraud suspects in Kwara

20 people have been detained in Ilorin, Kwara State, by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The arrest was made on charges bordering on possible cybercrime-related offences. In Ilorin, the arrest is the second such in the last month.

Recall that on May 4, 2023, EFCC agents from the Ilorin Zonal Command detained 62 alleged Internet fraudsters.

This includes Raji Babatunde, who had been convicted of a related crime the previous year.

Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s spokesman, said in a statement yesterday that the most recent arrest, which was made as a result of reliable intelligence, was made in the Ilorin neighbourhoods of Egbejila, Airport Road, and Offa Garage.

According to the statement, the suspect includes –

“Habeeb Abubakar, Abiola Abiodun, Atitebi Samuel, Emmanuel Oborirhwoho, John Adamson, Mayowa Victor, Oluwafemi Ola, Abdullahi Isiak, Orji Roland, Martinson Adegboyega and Kolawole Temidayo.
“Others are Orimadegun Ishola, Tijani Quadri, Adebisi Kazeem, Umar Abdulkareem, Adebisi Teslim, Okunlola Ayomide, Quadri Lekan, Ukueni Great and Adeyeye Usman.
“Items recovered from them upon arrest include different brands of phones, laptops and luxury cars.
“The suspects will be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.”

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