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EFCC arrests youth corps member, NAU graduate for internet fraud
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Lagos Zonal office, has arrested Ademola Babajide Adeniyi, a serving youth corps member, and Onabuke Adedokun Kenny, a graduate of the North American University, for alleged Internet fraud.
The information was disclosed in a statement, signed by the Acting, Head Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, on Wednesday.
Orilade stated that the suspects were arrested on July 30, at Novojo Estate, Sangotedo Ajah, Lagos, during a raid by operatives of the EFCC.
The antigraft agency disclosed, the first suspect, Adeniyi, said, he had collected six iPhone 8 and 4 Apple laptops from his unsuspecting victims, which he sold for over N1 million.
“Items found on the suspects at the point of arrest include laptops, scam emails, pictures of some female victims, phones and a 2015 Honda Accord car,” the statement read.
In another development, the Lagos Zonal office of the EFCC had arrested a suspected member of a syndicate of internet fraudsters, Oriyomi Adeoye, in Lagos.
Adeoye was arrested on July 26, at Flanky Berry, Novojo Estate, Sangotedo Ajah, Lagos.
He was apprehended for his alleged involvement in fraudulent activities and computer-related fraud.
Items found on him include Apple laptops, scam emails, payment slips, cashier cheques, and documents,” EFCC said.
However, the EFCC said the suspects would be charged to court soon.