Operatives of the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 50 people for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
In a statement on Tuesday, the anti-graft agency said the suspects were arrested on June 4 at Alaro Sango, Agbaje Ijokoro, and Apete Aladura areas of Ibadan, Oyo state.
According to the commission, 34 of the 50 arrested suspects were indicted following an investigation by the anti-graft agency.
“Thirth-four of the supects already indicted in the investigation are: 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,” the statement reads.
“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.
“Some items used in perpetrating the crime were recovered from them. The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”