May 23, 2024

EFCC nabs ‘crossdresser’, 32 others for alleged Internet fraud in Lagos

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EFCC nabs ‘crossdresser’, 32 others for alleged Internet fraud in Lagos

Glory Ebomah

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested one Owoseni Gabriel, who posed as a woman to evade arrest, and 32 others for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.

Gabriel was arrested alongside Salaudeen Hammed, Akinsanya Olamilekan, Olamofe Joshua, Akindele Saheed, Damilare Micheal, Patoki Ayomiku, Olakunle Ismail, Babalola Ayomide, Afolabi Olaibola, Abiodun Olayinka, Samuel Ogunyemi, Adebayo Olarewaju, Abdul-Fatai Olawale and Hassan Ayofe.

EFCC nabs ‘crossdresser’, 32 others for alleged Internet fraud in Lagos

Others are Samson Jeremiah, Kolawole Afeez, Owoseni Gabriel, Makinde Oluwasegun, Daniel Seun, Adefolahan Isreal, Olusegun Emmanuel, Olawore Micheal, Hammed Raheem, Micheal Tunde, Francis Chibundu, Jesse Oluwatobiloba, Adenekan Ayotunde, Qudus Adeyi, Sulaimon Oladimeji, Kayode Sunday, Daniel Owosine, and Boluwatife Gbolahan.

Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested on May 2, 2023, at the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State, following credible intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young boys involved in computer-related fraud.

He said: “During the sting operation, Gabriel, particularly, wore a female dress and a wig to evade arrest.

EFCC nabs ‘crossdresser’, 32 others for alleged Internet fraud in Lagos

“Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Camry 2005 model, a Toyota Camry 2009 model, mobile phones and laptop computers,” Uwujaren said.

He stated that the suspects would be charged in court after investigations have been concluded.

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