Thursday, 7 February 2019

EFCC arrests 16 suspected Internet Fraudsters in Lagos, Ilorin - including five women

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office have arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters.

EFCC says the suspects were rounded up at about 11pm on February 4, 2019, following a tip-off and surveillance carried out around Agric Estate, Ilorin, Kwara State.



The suspects include, Oluyomi Kadri, Adeseye Ogundele, Olasoji Alabi, Abdullahi Saliu, Abdullahi Ibrahim and Abolarin Kayode.

Also arrested during the raid, were five ladies, Momoh Aminat, Momoh Nimota, Kelvin Blessing, Sunday Ruth and Oyinlola Awokunle.
Among items recovered from them were land purchase documents, three exotic cars, laptops, internet modem, mobile phones and ATM cards.

According the anti-graft agency, some of them have already confessed to their involvement in various forms of internet fraud.

The EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, alo arrested five suspected Internet fraudsters, and also recovered N31 million from them.

The suspects – Paul Duru, Daniel Effiong, David Gold, Moses Gold and Eke Kelechi, were arrested following a petition received by the EFCC from a new generation bank.
The bank had observed suspicious transactions on an account belonging to Duru, after he received N63 million.

He was subsequently arrested by operatives of the EFCC. His arrest led to the apprehension of the other suspected fraudsters.

The commission said investigations revealed that Duru was hired by Effiong, a “catfisher”, who presented himself as Arbara Williams, a 27-year-old Caucasian.

A “catfisher” is an individual who uses the Internet, and in particular, online dating websites to lure people into romance scam.

Duru allegedly had a ‘picker’ in the United States, one John T. Benn, who received money in dollars and sent to him.

On his part, Effiong established a relationship with one Sung Yong Hwa, a Korean and Peter Davito, a Canadian.

The others were arrested for allegedly involving in love scam.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.




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