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EFCC Arrests 61 For Alleged Internet Fraud, N102.3M Scam   

By AMEDE OCHEME

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Friday, June 4, arrested 50 suspected internet fraudsters at Alaro Sango, Agbaje Ijokoro, and Apete Aladura areas of Ibadan, Oyo State, following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

Spokesperson for the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren identified 34 of the suspects already indicted in the course of investigation as, Badmus Abeeb, Ibrahim Ahmed, Adeyemo Babatunde, Abdulrashid Ajagbe, Olajide Okiki Peter, Hassan Yusuf Atanda, Yusuf Olasupo Salaudeen, Bello Ahmed Bamidele, Adewale Damilola Tosin, Kolawole Yusuf Olawale, Nicholas Ferdinand, Keshiro Olanrewaju, Falana Victor Dapo, Abogunrin Emmanuel, Bosun Tomiwa Tunde, Shelter Chibundo, Banjoko Idris, and Adebayo Akorede.

Others are, Awoyinka Afeez Ayodeji, Afonja Olarenwaju, Akingbade Taofeek, Ezekiel Adekunle, Ganiyu Sodiq, Abioye Abiodun, Ogunbayo Daniel, John Timileyin, Ominiyi Daniel, Adeniyi Idris Sodiq, Joseph James, Adeyemi Segun Oluwaseun, Adeleke Rasheed, Saliu Tomiwa Rasheed, Itoro Edet Ime and Oseni Nasirudeen

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At Gwagwalada, a satelite town in the Federal Capital Territory,FCT, EFCC operatives also picked up nine suspected fraudstersat the New Layout area.

The suspects were identified as Teddy Agbam, Abdullahi Abdulsamad, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed, Ehije Miracle Julious, John Amajeh Stephen, Okorie Kalu Udo, Abrebor Promise, Abdulazeez Amin and Habib Abdulateef.

Similarly, the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 3, arrested a suspect, Emmanuel Obiyan, for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence and diversion of fund to the tune of N77, 773, 700.

Suspected Fraudster
Emmanuel

His arrest was sequel to a complaint by two siblings, Stephen Chinemelum and Emeka Chinemelum, who alleged that their father, the late Daniel Chinemelum, sometime in July 2015, entered into a partnership agreement and also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Obiyan for the formation of Fedan Courtyard Home Services Limited, a real estate company.

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According to the complainants, the late Chinemelum, who was the Principal Partner, allegedly paid the sum of N52 million into the suspect’s Zenith Bank account number 1011861572 as equity contribution to the business.

The had complainants further alleged that the suspect, however, failed to render account of the business at the expiration of the five-year duration of the agreement.and efforts to retrieve the money proved abortive, thereby necessitating their complaint to the EFCC.

Suspected Fraudster
Adeyiga

In a related development, the Lagos Zonal Office of the EFCC has also arrested one Rasaki Wasiu Adeyiga for an alleged fraud to the tune of N24, 260,000 .00.

Adeyiga allegedly presented himself to the complainant, Ahmed Garba Shinkafi, as a businessman dealing in importation of automobiles from the United States of America and Europe. The complainant alleged that he paid the sum of N25m, for the purchase of a Lexus SUV, into the suspect’s account number 0136968208 domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

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The EFCC said investigation revealed that the suspect, however, reneged on his promise and diverted the money to his personal use.

Confirming the arrest of the suspects, Uwujaren said they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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