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EFCC arrests two female suspects, 32 others for cyberfraud across Ekiti, Kwara

By Esther Kalu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters for their alleged involvement in unwholesome activities in Ekiti and Kwara states.

The suspects were apprehended by the anti-graft agency during raids of different locations based on credible intelligence obtained by the Command and they include 32 males and two females.

They include: Godspower Falodun, Omoniyi Pelumi, Victor Damilola, Akerele Olugbenga, Oluwatosin Alade, Abayomi Aderinwa, Ologunsoro Ayodeji, Olakunle Bidemi, Emmanuel Olukayode, Ojo Tobi, Ayeni Kayode, Ezekiel Ayomide, Tunde Lukman, Onikoyi Tobi, Busayo Obadu, Abiodun Taofeek, Ajayi Opeyemi and Ebenezer Ayodeji.

Others were: Akinola Paul, Jacob Wisdom, Akinrinmola Olumide, Lawrence Abimbola, Tope Abejide, Busuyi Ajewole, Seyi Ajewole, Sunday Pelumi, Sunday Pelumi, Fapohunda Paul and Aguh Henry, Oyewole Damilare, Abdul-salam Quzeem, Mohammed Bello, Olusanya Lukman, Omowumi Victoria, and Peace Beloved.

The agency’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwarenja, who confirmed the arrests, disclosed that 30 suspects were arrested in Ekiti on Tuesday and had in their possession recovered items which comprised six exotic cars worth millions of naira, 47 brands of phones, and 16 laptops.

Through a statement released on Wednesday, Uwarenja stated that in a similar development, four other suspects were arrested in Illorin, the capital of Kwara for being involved in similar offences over the weekend.

According to him, the four suspects were arrested in Agric Estate, Sango axis of Ilorin following a tip-off that revealed their alleged fraudulent activities.

He further noted that some of the items recovered from them at the point of arrest included expensive phones, different brands of laptops and a car.

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