The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 44 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren in a statement said the agency made the arrests on multiple raids on the fraudsters’ hideouts.
The suspects were apprehended in different parts of the state between June 1, 2021, and June 3, 2021.
They are Abiodun Amos Akanni, Afolabi Babatunde Damilare, Animasaun Oluwasegun Olamide, Ayeleso Dolapo Elijah, Bankole Moses Oyeyemi, Eromosele Jeremiah, Kayode Azeez Oluwatimileyin, Kolawole Olaoluwa Adeleye, Makanjuola Ahmed Gbolahan, Nwike Monday Nnamdi, Odunsi Oluwaseun Elijah, Ogundele Kamarudeen Ishola, Olalekan Bolarinwa Lateef.
Others are Pelumi Adebayo Kafidipe, Peter Pius, Samuel Ayoola Samson, Sobakin Kabir Oluwaseun, Timileyin Damilare John, Yusuf Quadri Olamilekan, Ayobami Olakayode, Olujimi Damilola, Ajibola Damilare, Ogunsola Olalekan, Sulaimon Semiu, Olamilekan Oyewole, Moruf Akadri, Akari Ajibola, Akari Moshood, Olowu Adeyemi, Ogunjobi Moyosore, Shotayo Toyeeb.
The rest include, Oladeji Mayowa, Tolulope Alatishe, Olanrewaju Lukman, Oluwaseyi Eritosi, Victor Olaniyan, Adio Oluwaseun Temidayo, Abubakar Yakan Adeshina, Adeogun Abdulganiu John, Adekanye Mayowa Gbenga, Lawal Musa Ozovehe, Akinwumi Oluwaseun Olusegun, Lawal Taiwo Samson and Temidayo Onikoyi Abdulbaki.
“They were arrested following credible intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud”, Uwujaren noted.
Items recovered from the suspects include cars, mobile phones and laptop computers.
They will be charged to court after investigations are completed.