Five under-graduates and four other Nigerians were on Monday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over internet-related fraud.
The undergraduates, who are undergoing different courses in different institutions of higher learning, were rounded up in Ibadan, Oyo State in a sting operation.
The commission listed the culprits as Sunkanmi Odewale – 200 level Mechanical Engineering student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State; Olowofola Tolu – 300 level Economics student of Lead City University, Ibadan; Ekundayo Damilola – 300 level Computer Science/Economics student, Lead City University, Ibadan; Adelabu Kolawole – HND II Purchasing and Supply student of Ibadan Polytechnic, Ibadan; and Bankole Oluwaseyi Fisayo – OND II Marketing student of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.
Others are: Okewole Adesesan – Real Estate Manager with Sesan Okewole & Sons Limited; Emmanuel Ubaman – trader; Fisayo Ajibola – Travel Agent with Milleage Travel and Tours; and Oyebisi Femi – a fish farmer.
The suspects, who are accused of milking their unsuspecting victims via the internet were arrested in different locations at Oluyole Estate extension, Ibadan, Oyo State. Items recovered from them include eight laptops, one mini-laptop, two Ipads; two Honda cars; a Toyota Camry and Toyota Venza cars.
The EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.