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EFCC arrests seven suspected internet fraudsters in Kwara

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested four suspected internet fraudsters in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

The suspects are Kayode Obanewo a.k.a Samantha James, Muhammed Ademola a.ka Catherine Smith, Yusuf Rasheed a.k.a Rebecca Moore and Apata Oluwakayode a.k.a Hanna Cole It was gathered that the suspects were arrested on the 11th of June 2019 at Mandate Estate Phase two behind Irewolede area of operatives of the Ilorin zonal office of the EFCC.

One of the suspects, Obanewo Kayode during interrogation with the operatives however admitted to the commission of the crime.

One of the suspects said “I was arrested on the 11 of June 2019 at Mandate Estate Phase two, but before the day of my arrest, I met a friend who introduced me to Internet fraud, He gave me a Laptop which was the reason behind my arrest, I saw one email address on the laptop, I started using it to chat with some people at night when I come back from work.”

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Other three suspected internet fraudsters arrested with similar offence in Agric Estate of the metropolis include Olorunwa Okikiola, Olurunfemi Olamide and Ogungbemi Soho.

Items recovered from the suspects include, Laptops, phones, different type of sim cards among others.