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EFCC arrests FUTA, AAU students for alleged N16m internet scam

efcc-300x225The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested five suspected undergraduate scammers.

The suspects are – Paul Adeleke (21), Tayo Adebiyi (22), Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi (21), Ogundile Ademola James (23) and Okali Ugochukwu (21).

Four of the suspects are students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), while the fifth, Adebiyi, studies at 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, the Ondo State, on Friday.

The Nation gathered that the commission discovered the suspects’ activities through intelligence gathering.

Our correspondent learnt that the suspects were known as “Tsunnami Gang” and “Young Pablo Money” among their colleagues.

They allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of N16million through internet platform.

Adeleke is a 300-Level student of Building Technology, while James and Adeniyi are both 400-Level students of Agricultural Resources and Mathematics respectively.

Ugochukwu is a 200-Level student of Urban and Regional Planning, while Adebiyi is a 300 level student of Mathematics at the AAUA.

At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives reportedly recovered a 2006 black Toyota Highlander with registration number Lagos LND 112 EG, 2010 light-green Toyota Camry with registration number Lagos AAA 850 EF, laptops, three Apple iPhone 6 and three Blackberry phones from them.

Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.

Confirming the arrest, the Head, Public Affairs, Ibadan Zonal Office of the commission, Mr. Ayo Oyewole, said the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigation is completed.


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