June 24, 2024

EFCC nabs 33 Internet fraud suspects in Ilorin, Maiduguri

EFCC nabs 33 Internet fraud suspects in Ilorin, Maiduguri

Glory Ebomah 

In its bid to curb the tide of internet fraud-related crimes among the youths, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 33 cybercrime suspects in Ilorin, Kwara State and Maiduguri, Borno State. 

Twenty (20) of the suspects were arrested in Ilorin while the other 13 suspects were arrested in Maiduguri. 

The suspects arrested in Ilorin include Habeeb Abubakar, Abiola Abiodun, Atitebi Samuel, Emmanuel Mofe Oborirhwoho, John Adamson, Mayowa Akinola Victor, Oluwafemi Smith Ola, Abdullahi Isiak, Orji Daniel Roland, Martinson Adegboyega and Kolawole Temidayo. 

Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said others are Orimadegun Bashir Ishola, Tijani Quadri, Adebisi Kazeem, Umar Abdulkareem, Adebisi Teslim, Okunlola Idris Ayomide, Quadri Lekan, Ukueni Great and Adeyeye Usman.

They were arrested at Egbejila, Airport Road and Offa Garage areas of Ilorin following credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.  

Items recovered from them include various brands of phones, laptops, and exotic cars. 

EFCC nabs 33 Internet fraud suspects in Ilorin, Maiduguri

Those arrested in Maiduguri include Wilson Akpotaire, Adamu Mohammed, Adetoro Suleiman Opeyemi, Musbahudeen Nurudeen Opeyemi, and Bolanle Alhassan Olaitan. 

Others are; Joshua Ohaneye, Yusuf Philip, Mohammed Tijjani, Ahmed Andrew, Sangari Halilu Amilah, Maina Matakun, Oshalaiye Augustine and Kefas Nesta Victor. 

They were picked up around Tashan Bama Road, Maiduguri, Borno State on Monday, June 5, 2023. 

Items recovered include assorted brands of mobile phones and. 

The suspects will be charged in court as soon as the investigations are concluded. 

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