EFCC arrest of 5 undergraduates over N16m Internet fraud

EFCC arrest of 5 undergraduates over N16m Internet fraud

Friday, August 26, 2016 11:51 pm


The suspects

The suspects

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

The Economic Finance Crime Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested five suspected undergraduate scammers.

According to a statement from the commission, the scammers are from the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) and one from is Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba, (AAUA).

They were picked up at an Off- Campus Residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State.

The suspects who are between the ages of 20 and 23 are: Adeleke Paul, 21; Adebiyi Tayo Abudu, 22; Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi 21; Ogundile Ademola James, 23 and Okali Ugochukwu, 21.

The Commission got wind of their activities through series of intelligence.

Paul and his co-travellers, who go about with the name Tsunnami Gang and Young Pablo Money allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of N16 million recently by engaging in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretences through scam mails.

Paul is a 300- level student of Building Technology while James and Olusola are both 400-level students of Agricultural Resources and Mathematics respectively. Okali is a 200-level student of Urban and Regional Planning, while Adebiyi Tayo is a 300 -level Student of Mathematics of the Adekunle Ajashin University Akungba, Ondo State.

At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered from them: a 2006, black Toyota Highlander with registration number (Lagos) LND 112 EG, 2010 light- green Toyota Camry (Muscle) with registration number (Lagos) AAA 850 EF, laptops, three Apple iPhone and three Blackberry phones.
Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.

They are to be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.


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