Internet fraud is nothing new in most part of Nigeria as the youth has resorted in use of various illegal schemes to defraud unsuspecting victims.
Most of this youth who indulge in cybercrime see at as the only means of survival which might be false.
A former member of the Nigerian Army, Adebisi Jamiu, and 33 other internet fraudsters have been apprehended by the operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commissioner (EFCC) in Osogbo, the Osun States Capital.
Reports from one Uwujaren Indicated that the 22- year- old former soldier and the other alleged internet fraudsters were apprehended on the strength of a verified intelligence on their suspected involvement in cybercrime.
The statements released mentioned the names of the alleged fraudsters as Oginni Olueaseun, Ojuade Oluwafemi, Muritala Olaniyi Lateef, Olaniran Tayo, Ibrahim Wande, Olaniran Abiodun, Wasiu Sadiq, and Ayodeji Tosin.
The rest of the other alleged internet fraudsters are; Adebola Ibrahim, Oladiran Olayinka, Ajayi Muyiwa, Akinjobi Akinwunmi, Yusuf Mohammed, Abayomi Aderohunmi, Olamide Oluwaseyi, Olaoluwa Temitope, Ibikunle James, Idowu Olawale, Bathlomew John, Lawrence Taiwo, Oluwanisola Elmuqsit, Ojo Gbenga, Gbeyide Tomiwa, Tiamiyu Farouk, Oketunbi Kayode, Oladele Seun, Akiniyi Boluwatife, Edbadon Johnson, Olaoluwa Mutiu, and Olalere Samad.
When these suspected criminals were apprehended, many items were retrieved from them. Some the items include a Mercedes Benz C 300, 23 mobile phones, and laptops.
An unspecified amounts of cash was also retrieved from them.
The spokesperson for the EFCC further added that the alleged internet fraudsters have volunteered statement to the Commission.
The spokesperson again disclosed that investigations are underway and the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are over.
This comes after the arrest of some alleged internet fraudsters in Osogbo and Benue State.
Cyber crime has surged in Nigeria and the government as well as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) is instituting measures to combat fraud related activities.
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