July 16, 2024

EFCC nabs man for allegedly obtaining N38m from Internet fraud suspects


Etim Ekpimah

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Command, have arrested one Ladeji Kelvin Babatunde for allegedly obtaining over N38,000,000.00 (Thirty-eight million Naira) from suspected internet fraudsters to prevent their arrest by the commission.

Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday, August 26, 2021, said the defendant allegedly impersonated officers of the commission and obtained the sum of money by false pretence from the suspected cybercriminals.

Uwujaren said upon Babatunde’s arrest, a four-bedroom uncompleted apartment located at Ikola Road, Alagbado, Lagos, which was developed with the proceeds of the perpetrated fraud, was recovered from him.

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