The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives have rounded up 19 suspected scammers/internet fraudsters in Ibadan.
Namely, Tunji Oladapo Sowale, Bamidele Philip, Bololaji Olalekan, Bamidele Ayodele Samson, Oyesanmi Ayomikun Oluwaseun, Anuoluwapo Olanrewaju, Olaleye Israel, Arewa Adekunle Ibrahim, Olowolusi Oluwatosin, Olaleye Pelumi, Olateye David Tobi, Omobolade Alarape, Paul Damilola, Adediran Kemisola, Olowolusi Oluwatimisin and Paul Damilola.
The remaining four suspects who were apprehended on Friday, 1st of February 2019 at Ibadan are Moshood Richard, Akorede Ahmed Olalekan, Babatunde Afeez and Adeleye Damilola.
With the help of a thorough operation led by Ibadan Zonal head, Friday Ebelo, the apprehended suspects whose ages are between 21 and 35 were caught off-guard by the operatives. Few of them claimed to be students while 10 of them claimed to be employed.
They are providing the operatives with the needed information.
The operatives got to know about their unlawful activities via intelligence reports, saying they were involved in scamming people, mostly Americans, by sending fake emails while some emulated the romance format on many dating sites.
While being arrested, the EFCC Operatives recovered different brands and models of expensive cars, documents (international passports), debit cards, laptops, iPhones and a small bag comprising fetish items (juju).
An Exotic car, phones, SIM cards, laptops, pants, and bags of Juju were recovered from the other four suspects who were apprehended early hours of Friday in Ibadan.
Legal actions will be taken against the suspected fraudsters as soon as possible.