EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Osogbo

Crime Watch

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, January 22, 2021, arrested eleven suspected fraudsters. The commission revealed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday, where it revealed that the suspects were apprehended by operatives of the Commission who, acting on intelligence, swooped on their hideouts in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. “The Commission recovered twelve cars which include three Toyota Highlander SUVs, one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 SUV, One Acura SUV, two Honda Crosstour, two Toyota Venza, and three other Toyota brands.

“Also recovered are phones, laptops, and other devices.

“The suspects, who variously claimed to be students, artisans, farmers, and businessmen, are currently undergoing interrogation to ascertain their level of involvement in the alleged crime,” it wrote.

Speaking on the arrest in a statement, EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said the eleven suspected fraudsters were apprehended base on intelligence, adding that they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

A resident at Owode-Ede, Habeeb Olawale disclosed that some operatives of the commission have been coming to the community seeking information about some individuals but were not sure of the motive behind their action.