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Internet Fraud: EFCC Arrests Two Lecturers, 28 Others In Kwara


Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested two lecturers of the Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa and 28 others over their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

This was announced in a statement on Monday in Ilorin by EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, giving the name of the two lecturers as Abdullahi Opashola and Adebisi Ademola.

According to the statement, the 28 other suspects arrested are Kingsley Essien; Tobiloba Adenuga; Tope Ayodele; Rasheed Mujib; Oladipo Opeyemi; Saadu Muktar; Oladejo Hammed; Hammed Tope; Ameachi Umenyi, Salauden Adam and Afolabi Gafar.

Others are Oladimeji Timi; Remilekun Adeolu; Audu John; David Momodu; Abdulkareem Samad; Adebiyi Sodiq; Dawodu Olusoji; Yusuf Amoo; Kehinde Olarenwaju; Philip Mike, Ademola Adebukola and Adeniyi Olamilekan.

The rest are Adeyemi Adedeji; Ajayi Teslem; Olawale Oladayo, Olasunkanmi Olawale and Adeleke Damilola.

The EFCC spokesman said the suspects were arrested by operatives from the Ilorin zonal office of EFCC at different locations within Kwara State, following intelligence gathered by operatives of the Commission over their alleged involvement in the offence.

He added that efforts are ongoing to arrest an herbalist, who is also linked with the alleged offence.

Oyewale further said that cars, phones, laptops among others were also recovered from the suspects.

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