By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Five suspected Internet fraudsters were on Friday arrested in Ibadan by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office.
The arrested suspects according to EFCC in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan included a Bitcoin Vendor identified as Ayomide Samuel Adebowale who trades in bitcoin for his alleged involvement in cyber crimes
EFCC in the statement gave names of the other arrested suspects as Philip Gabriel, Mayowa Jolaoso Segun, Babatunde Segun Adeyinka and Abiodun Tolulope Emmanuel.
The anti graft commission stated that the Bitcoins vendor and the four other suspects were picked up from two locations at Elebu area in Ibadan.
EFCC while stressing that the suspects ages range between 21 and 37 maintained that they were arrested sequel to series of intelligence received by the Commission on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes
Items recovered from the arrested suspects according to EFCC are two cars, laptops, phones and some documents suspected to contain false pretences
The Commission stated that the five suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed.