Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested 32 allegedly found to have been internet fraudsters in the city.
This was issued in a statement signed by its Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, and also made available to the newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the suspects included three corp members, 19 undergraduates and 10 others. Oyewale disclosed that the suspects were apprehended during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso area of Oyo State.
He revealed that officers of the commission swooped on the hideout “after diligent analysis of a series of intelligence report gathered on their criminal activities.
“Three of the suspects claimed to be members of the National Youth Service Corps, while 19 said they were undergraduates in various universities across the country.
“The remaining 10 laid claims to sundry vocations,” Oyewale said.
He said the materials found with the suspects were 12 flashy cars, several phones, laptops and some incriminating documents were recovered at the point of arrest.
The spokesman also added that the suspects were subjected to thorough screening by the commission’s medical officials, in line with the COVID-19 protocols. He vowed that the suspects would be brought to book as soon as all the necessary investigations were concluded. (NAN)