By; BAYO AKAMO. Ibadan
Three suspected internet fraudsters identified as Ajaguna Quadri Biola (27years), Nafiu Moshood (23years) and Anuoluwapo James Olasupo (22years) and two others were on Tuesday arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office for being in possession of Double Barrel Gun.
According to the EFCC. the suspected internet fraudsters were arrested by the operatives of the commission at Ologuneru and Olodo areas of Ibadan, after days of surveillance mounted on them to test the veracity of allegations of fraudulent activities and flamboyant life without tangible source of income leveled against them in series of petitions authored by their neighbours.
The anti graft commission stated that as at the time of his arrest, Biola, who claimed to be an undergraduate of the Polytechnic, Ibadan, was in possession of one 2008 Toyota Camry car, two laptops, one iPhone X, two internet modems and one smartwatch.
Also. the Commission during the arrest, recovered one iPhone 8 plus, one Tecno phone and one laptop. from Mosheed who said he is a student of Alayande College of Education, Oyo State., while Olasupo in his statement, Olasupo claimed to be a phone engineer. two laptops, one phone and one mobile wifi were recovered from him.
The Commission stated that the suspected internet fraudsters are to be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
On the two other suspects., EFCC disclosed that on Tuesday, operatives of the Commission arrested 33-year-old Soladoye Hammed Olayinka and Adeleye Ibrahim Adesola 24 years while in possession of a Marochi Double Barrel Gun with serial number 149242.
Olayinka claimed to be a graduate of Animal Production and Health, while Adesola said he is an undergraduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management in the Osun State University.
According to EFCC, the duo arrest was in line with the Presidential executive order on withdrawal of licensed firearms and shotguns from private individuals, which took effect from June 1, 2019 and that it’s preliminary investigation has revealed that the license allegedly obtained for the gun was inconsistent, while the suspects will therefore be transferred to the Nigerian Police Force for further investigation.