Kwara State: EFCC arrests 30 suspected Internet fraudsters

Tunde Akanbi, Illorin


The Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 30 suspected Internet fraudsters in a sting operation at the Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete.

The suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraudulent activities.

Part of the intelligence indicated that the suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around Ilorin metropolis to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income.

Based on the intelligence, and weeks of surveillance, operatives of the Commission on September 19, 2021, executed a search warrant in hostels within the KWASU campus, where a number of them were arrested.

During interrogation, those found not culpable were released to the Student Union Government, SUG, of the School, while the targets of the sting operation were brought to the Ilorin Zonal Command for further questioning.

Some of the items recovered from them include; Six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and other incriminating documents.

The suspects would be charged as soon as the investigation is concluded.



Lateefah Ibrahim

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