At least, 30 undergraduate students studying at Kwara State University (KWASU) have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over their involvement in online fraud.
As stated, the suspects were arrested by operatives of the EFCC Ilorin Zonal Command a sting operation that followed actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.
The anti-graft agency, through a statement on Monday, said that the intelligence indicated that 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 arrests were made,” the EFCC said in statement released on its social media page.
In the course of interrogation, the anti-graft agency added, 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.
The EFCC listed some of the items recovered from the suspects to include six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and other incriminating documents, adding that the suspects would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.