PHOTOS: EFCC Arrests 23 OOU Students For Internet Fraud – Charms, Exotic Cars Recovered

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EFCC Arrests 23 OOU Students For Internet Fraud – Charms, Exotic Cars Recovered

EFCC Arrests 23 OOU Students For Internet Fraud – Charms, Exotic Cars Recovered

About 23 students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) were among the 34 suspected Internet fraudsters arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at 21, Sawmill Road Awa-Ijebu, Ogun State.

The commission’s acting head, media and publicity, Tony Orilade, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

The suspected cyber criminals who are between 19 and 37 years of age include: twenty-three students of OOU, out of which nine were ladies who allegedly claimed to be girlfriends and or neighbours of some of the suspects; one from the National Open University of Nigeria and twelve others are non-students.

Orilade disclosed that the anti-graft agency got wind of their activities through intelligence reports alleging that the suspected fraudsters were obtaining money by false pretext.

He said, “The suspects carry out their activities by sending emails to unsuspecting victims mostly in the United States of America, while others were engaged in romance scam on several dating sites.

“At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered over 300 SIM cards from them.”

Other items allegedly recovered from the suspects were different brands of cars, 18 laptops (nine being of Apple brand), 50 mobile phones (21 Iphones) and two bags of charms.

The EFCC said in a statement that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation was concluded.

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