By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Forty eight suspected internet fraudsters were early Thursday arrested in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ( EFCC) , Ibadan zonal office.
The suspected internet fraudsters according to a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan by the EFCC Acting Head Media and Publicity, Mr Tony Orilade, claimed to be undergraduates and were between the ages of 18 and 28 years.
EFCC Acting Head of Media and Publicity in the statement saiid the arrested suspects were apprehended at locations around Alabata area of Abeokuta ” following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes”
Orilade gave names of the arrested suspects as Anwinilomo Tomisin, Ayeni Ifedapo, Melojuekun Oluwatobi, Adeyemo Stephen, Gideon Achuka, David Mulero, Owolabi Abraham, Toheeb Olabanji, Teslim Kasali, Jide Abiodun Emmanuel, Alli Emmanuel Oluwaseun, Adeniyi Sultan, Ejiro Daniel, Chima Emmanuel, Adejare Oyebajo, Dike Chukwuebuka, Emeka Ikegbunam, Daniyi Tobiloba, Tomiwa Ibironke, Daniel Onnorom, Quadri Ayaniyi, Victor Solomon, Ayeni Oluwatosin, Adegbenro Emmanuel, Abdulrauf Adam, Daniel Praise, Biyi Adegbamigbe, Adeyinka Ibrahim, and Sadiq Sanni,.
Others according to Orilade included Ibikunle Ajibola, Stephen Matthew, Ayoola Ifekolade, Dapo Shobayo, Idowu Familusi, Ayodamola Fagoroye, Segun Raheem, Fuhad Arowolo, Favour Ekeh, Akinlabi Royal, Kolade Nwachukwu, Kayinde Ajibike, Kunle Adejumo, Matthew Adedotun, Adewunmi Samuel, Olusoji Fiyin, Olanrewaju Michael, Ola Ayomide and Dairo Emmanuel.
The EFCC Acting Head Media, Publicity added that the raid led to recovery of valuable items, including three exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, and SIM cards, from the suspects.
Mr Orilade maintained that the suspects will soon be arraigned in court.