8 Nigerian online scammers arrested

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Thursday, March 28, 2019, arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters at Olopomewa, Eleyele and Ajadi, Ologuneru areas of Ibadan, Oyo State.

EFCC operatives picked-up the suspects following several months of discreet intelligence follow-ups and rigorous investigations into the suspects’ alleged clandestine fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretences from their victims within the Ibadan axis of the South West zone of the country.

The suspects who are between 19 and 36 years of age are: Olawale Jamal Ajao, Ominiyi Babatunde, Oluwasanmi Oluwaseun, Akinyemi Toheeb, Olawale Joel, Tayo Yusuf, Yusuf Babatunde and Okolaba Emmanuel.

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Phones, laptops and some documents were recovered from the suspects.

The Head of Operations, DCDS Friday Ebelo, said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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Tony Orilade
Tony Orilade, a Nigerian journalist, is Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja, Nigeria. This is an official statement from him. The headline might have been slightly modified.

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