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EFCC arrests cleric, 27 others for alleged internet fraud in Kwara

The operatives of the Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a cleric and 27 others suspected to be “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys” in Kwara

The suspects were nabbed in Mandate area of the Ilorin metropolis.

The commission’s followed actionable intelligence on the activities of fraudsters operating in the area.

Breakdown of the suspects include twin brothers, six students of tertiary institutions, mining operator and other specialised private individuals.

The names are: Toheeb Albarka, cleric; Lambe Kehinde and Lambe Taye, twin brothers; Francis Stephen, Olabode Yusuf and Musbaudeen Akorede who trade in dog selling respectively; Moshood Okunola, Kayode Aderemi, Ayobami Olorunfemi, Paul Ayomide, Agboola Marvellous and Adebisi Olatunde, who are all undergraduates.

Others are Olaleye Solomon (miner); Akinade Samuel, computer andechnician; Damilola Shagaya (real estate developer); Muhammed Awal, graphic designer; Adam Mubarak (anti-money laundering analyst); Ogundiran Nathaniel (tiler); Jamiu Ishola (printer); Dauda Tunde (plumber); Abdullahi Sikiru (Bet Naija agent); Kasali Afeez Adegoke (website developer); Jordan Adeyinka (wears/shoe dealer) and a driver, Ojeniyi Boluwatife.

Others, according to EFCC source, are Adedamola Samson, Olarewaju Adisa Taofeek, Adewale Oloro and Omogbolahan Ibrahim

Items recovered from the suspects include ten exotic cars, different brands of laptops and cell phones, printer among others, the source added.The suspects would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.


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