Cyber frauds: EFCC arrests family members, 25 others in Ibadan, Owerri

*Anti-graft Commission recovers 4 cars, laptops, exotic phones, a stamp bearing bursary section of Queensland University’s School of Medicine, Australia from suspects

*EFCC seizes several cars, 15 laptops, 20 sophisticated mobile phones in Imo State

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Acting on intelligence linking the young suspects with defrauding the populace while living in affluence without any identifiable means of livelihood, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, have arrested two pairs of brothers.

These are Ayoola Timilehin, Olusola Timilehin; and Oladayo Fayemi, Tolulope Fayemi along with three others suspected to be Internet fraudsters.

Channels TV reports the suspects were arrested at their hideout Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Alaka, Elebu area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

The three other alleged Internet fraudsters arrested with them are Temitope Kumuyi, Babatunde Oyelakin and Olanrewaju Ibrahim. They are all said to be between ages 20 and 30 years.

Report indicates that the suspects were arrested based on intelligence linking them with opulence without any identifiable means of livelihood.

Cross-Sections of Alleged Cyber Fraudsters in EFCC’s Custody   Photo: Channels TV

The anti-graft agency recovered various items from them, including four cars, laptops, exotic phones and a stamp bearing the identity of the bursary section of Queensland University’s School of Medicine, Australia.

The agency said that they would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Similarly, operatives of EFFC, Uyo Zonal Office recently arrested 22 suspected Internet fraudsters at different locations in Imo State.

It was learnt that the all-male suspects, whose ages range between 20 and 41, were apprehended at “Sight and Services” within “World Bank”, in Ugwuma Town and “Road Safety” by Toronto Road, Egbu, Owerri, Imo State capital.

The names of the alleged cyber fraudsters are Chinonso Anozie Frank; Ogadibo Victor Chikeluba; Clinton Njoku Onyekachi; Okoro Edwin Chigozie; and Anozie Chibuzor Harold.

Others are Anyaeriuba Canice; Ogbuehi Anderson; Okere Nonye; Njoku Paul Chibuike; Ndalaka Felix Chukwuebuka; Anele Chibuike Timothy; Chidi Kalu and Uparai Daniel.

Ubochi Christian Ikechukwu; Udoka Obi; Chiagozie Morris Obiano; Moses Akaedite; Henry Princewill Chisom; Prince Ibe; Ugwuegbu Fredrick Ekenna, William Peter Obinna and Udoka Ihiekwe Kelechi are others.

Report stated that several cars and gadgets were recovered from them at the point of arrest include a black Lexus E5 330; a silver-coloured Toyota Corolla LE, a silver-coloured Toyota Camry, and a blue Toyota Corolla LE.

Others items include a silver-coloured Lexus E5; a black Toyota Venza, a grey -coloured Mercedes ML350 SUV and a silver- coloured Toyota Highlander SUV, besides 15 laptops and 20 sophisticated mobile phones.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are also concluded, according to the Commission.

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