At least 32 online fraudsters have been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, for their alleged engagement in internet fraud.
The suspects were arrested during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Officers of the EFCC swept on the area after diligent analysis of series of intelligence collected on their alleged criminal activities.
Three of the defendants claimed to be serving members of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC), 19 were undergraduates of various colleges across the country, while the remaining 10 laid claim to sundry vocations.
The defendants are Oyebamiji Francis; Aremo Jeremiah; Ogbonnaya Prosper John; Anuoluwapo Matthew; Oladele Victor; Mumuni Waliyullah; Olawoyin Abiodun; Okuwatoyin Henry; Arisekola Shina; Babarinde Solomon; Samson Gideon; Joshua Ola Adebayo; Ajayi Joseph Ajibola; Garba Mojeed, Olatunbosun Tobiloba and Azeez Ridwan.
Others are Ajala Timilehin; Adebolapo Bakare; Alaba Gideon; Ogunkeye Olumide; Ogunleke Tolu; Olapade Emmanuel; Adegoke Aanu Abiodun; Job Ayantoye; Oyebode Pelumi; Babayanju Toluwani; Oladele Ayobami; Omonaiye Abubakar; Sattong Baking; Abisoye Kehinde, Iwajomo Nathan and Aniyikaye Tope.
The suspects were subjected to thorough screening by medical officials of the EFCC, in line with the Covid-19 prevention protocols.