EFCC arrest brothers, 24 others for internet fraud in Ibadan


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two siblings, Lateef Afeez Abiodun and Lateef Abdullahi Olalekan, for alleged fraud.

EFCC Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren, announced the operation in a statement on Wednesday.

The suspects were nabbed alongside 24 others suspected of internet-related fraudulent activities in Ibadan, the Oyo capital.

They were apprehended at the Apete area based on actionable intelligence received by the commission.

Others are Awotunde Joseph Sunday, Ojekunle Ifakorede Apesinola, Oladepo Kayode Samuel, Emmanuel Michael Blessing, Shittu Hassan Taiwo, Olubanji Michael Remilekan, Bakari Ibrahim Oluwatosin.

Ahmad Sodiq Adekola, Joshua Sowemimo, Adeleke Adegoke Yusuf and Ahmad Ridwan Adeniyi, Lawal Ayomide Alani, Olayiwola David Olateju, Quincy Okonma, Omotayo Bright Happiness, Okunlaja Joshua Opeyemi.

The rest include Olasantan Adewola Seyifunmi, John Uroko Amuta, Olaoye Ifasola Ifasegun and Ayomide Adeleke Olamilekan, Nafiu Hassan Ayomide, Shittu Toheeb Ife, Kehinde Abiodun and Ibikunle Lolade Tanimola.

Uwujaren added that a car, laptops, and different brands of phones were recovered at the time of arrest.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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