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Students nabbed for online scam

20 March 2014, 17:11

Oyo  - Seven people, including four undergraduates, have been arrested for alleged involvement in an internet scam.

According to a statement by the commission the students were arrested in two different locations in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The students were identified as Otuyalo Damilola, a 400 level student of Computer Science of Lead City University Ibadan, Adegbuyi Michael, an undergraduate of University of Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, Ibrahim Aruna a student of Mineral Resources Engineering Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State and Adeosun Matthew, a 200 level student of Banking and Finance, University of Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State.

The commission added that others arrested include Afolabi Ayodele, Balogun Olumuyiwa and Abiola Okunola.

Five of the suspects Aruna, Matthew, Ayodele, Olumuyiwa and Okunola were arrested at the Iyana Adeoyo Branch of a first generation bank in Dugbe, Ibadan, while they were allegedly collecting proceeds of scam via Western Union.

Two other suspects were picked up in a rented apartment in Oluyole Estate in Ibadan.

The commission recovered laptop computers, a flash drive, modems, a passport; two vehicles and some bank documents from the suspects.

"The arrest of the seven suspects followed intense surveillance by operatives of the Commission who had been on their trail for sometime," EFCC stated.

- CAJ News

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