Operatives of EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, have arrested 19 suspected internet fraudsters at Ologuneru and Akobo, Ibadan, Oyo State.
They are, Bamidele Ayodele Samson, Bamidele Philip, Tunji Oladapo Sowale, Bololaji Olalekan and Abdulrauf Abiodun.
Others are: Olaleye Pelumi, Anuokuwapo Olanrewaju, Paul Damilola, Olateye David Tobi, Arewa Adekunle Ibrahim, Oyesanmi Ayomikun Oluwaseun, Olaleye Israel, Adediran Kemisola, Omobolade Alarape and Olowolusi Oluwatomisin.
The four other suspects arrested early hours of Friday, February 1, 2019, at their hideout at Akobo, Ibadan are, Babatunde Afeez, Akorede Ahmed Olalekan, Adeleye Damilola and Moshod Richard.
In a sting operation led by the zonal head, Friday Ebelo, Ibadan zonal head, the suspects who are between the ages of 21 and 35 years were taken by surprise when operatives swept on them at one of their notorious havens in the city.
Five of them allegedly claimed to be undergraduates while the other 10 claimed to be self-employed in varied vocations. They are already helping operatives with useful information.
At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered 4 different models and brands of exotic cars, 5 laptops, 20 telephones (10 iPhones) and one small bag containing items suspected to be fetish objects (juju). .
At Akobo, EFCC operatives recovered SIM cards, one exotic car, laptops, telephones, female underwear’s and four bags of fetish objects (juju). Several documents containing false pretences were also recovered.