EFCC nabs undergraduates over N16m internet scam


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Five undergraduates are now in the custody of the Ibadan zone of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N16million internet scam.
New Nigerian gathered that four of the suspects were from the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) and the fifth one was from Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba, (AAUA).
EFCC sources gave the names of the five arrested suspects as Adeleke Paul, 21, Adebiyi Tayo Abudu, 22, Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi 21, Ogundile Ademola James, 23 and Okali Ugochukwu, 21.
It was learnt that the five suspected internet scammers were arrested at “an Off- Campus residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State”.
EFCC sources said the commission got wind of activities of the suspects through series of intelligence that “Paul and his co-travelers, who go about with the name Tsunnami Gang and Young Pablo Money allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of N16M recently by engaging in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretences through scam mails.”
According to the EFCC sources, “Paul is a 300 student of Building Technology while James and Olusola are both 400 level students of Agricultural Resources and Mathematics respectively. Okali is a 200 level student of Urban and Regional Planning, while Adebiyi Tayo is a 300 level Student of Mathematics of the Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba, Ondo State”.
EFCC sources added that “at the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered a 2006, black Toyota Highlander with registration number (Lagos) LND 112 EG, 2010 light- green Toyota Camry (Muscle) with registration number (Lagos) AAA 850 EF, laptops, three Apple iPhone 6 and three Blackberry phones from them. Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops”.
EFCC sources added that all the arrested suspects are “to be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed”.


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