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EFCC Arrests 57 Suspected Internet Fraudsters, Recovers Two Rifles

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Friday, arrested 57 suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideouts and recovered two pump action rifles.

The suspects were arrested in Yewa Frontier Hotel and Resort, Ellysam Hotel and Suits, April Suits as well as IBD International Hotels, all in Ilaro, Ogun State.

The operation was said to have followed some intelligence linking them to alleged fraudulent activities, ranging from love scam on numerous dating sites, obtaining money by false pretenses and other cybercrimes.

Four exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, two rifles and several incriminating documents were reportedly recovered from the suspects.

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The suspects are Olatunji Opeyemi, Akintunde Oluwashola, Babatunde Gbolahan, Emmanuel Oluwadamliare, Ogundare Adewunmi, Popoola Salmon, Adebayo Theed Olamilekan, Bakare Kudus, Michael Moyosoro, Olatunji Tosin, Ishola Wasiu, Ugwu Ekenedelichukwu, Salaudeen Roqueb, Obafunmilayo David, Jimoh Abiodun, Idowu Adeola and Oladipupo Nurudeen.

Others are Olasoju Mohammed, Onipede Toheed, Bello Abdullahi, Olatunji Abiola, Ogunbayo Peter, Adeyemi Ismail, Toheed Oluwaseun, Abiola Mutiu, Shoneye Idowu, Badmus Kayode, Ilyas Olanrewaju, Oladeji Babatunde and Ijiola Adewole.

The rest are Odewunmi Pelumi, Oyeniyi Olashile, Shogbamu Lukeman, Adebanji Timilehin Michael, Bangbose Olakunle, Ashore Godwin, Bello Abdullahi, Ogundeji Ibrahim, Bashir Toheed, Olaleye Farudeen, Sunday Emmanuel, Adebowale Olamilekan, Babajide Bolaji, Oluyide Olawale, Abdullahi Farouq, Opeloyeru Abdulwaheed, Adeola Israel, Shittu Olamilekan, Abdullahi Owolabi, Ganiyu Olawale, Biodun Sunday, Aiyemidotun Omolade, Alade Oluwatosin, Oladele Temilope, Ogunrinde Akanbi, Awobaju Damilare and Bello Olayithan.

According to the Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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