Operatives from the Advance Fee Fraud Unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested about twenty-five undergraduate students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State for their involvement in internet fraud.
The arrested suspects, aged between eighteen and twenty-nine, were arrested in their off-campus hostels following raids carried out between Monday and Thursday by the operatives.
Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesman, made it known in a statement in Abuja on Thursdat that the raids were based on an intelligence report and several months of surveillance and monitoring of the suspects’ daily activities.
“During the search, one Abdulmusaq Ismail, who confessed to involvement in Internet fraud, took the operatives round the hostels, leading to the arrest of many of the culprits,” the statement said.
According to the spokesman, items recovered from the suspects, which are believed to be proceeds of their illegal activities, include a 4matic Mercedes Benz, a Toyota Camry, a Toyota Corolla, two Macbook computers, two iPads, two iPhones and documants, which the EFCC noted would be subjected to forensic analysis.
He also disclosed that the suspected internet fraudsters would soon be charged to court.
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