47 individuals suspected of engaging in internet fraud have been apprehended by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The arrests took place on June 23, 2023, in the Ikere Road and Iworoko areas of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. The EFCC acted upon intelligence received regarding the alleged cyber fraud activities carried out by these individuals in the state.
According to a statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesman for the EFCC, the suspects have been identified as follows: Adeyemi Joshua Adeniran, Ajaye Redmond Damilare, Nwaji Mathew, Jegede Boluwaji Victor, Oyetunji Sunday Wole, Damilola Awopetu Ayomide, Ajayi Temitope Ayomide, Babajide Adebisi Victor, Balogun Precious Akinwale, Obie Jacob Onatakaroma, Olonitola Olamilekan, Ajewole Ojo Kayode, Aina Toluwani Emmanuel, Adebayo Akinwumi Oluwadamilare, Omowaye Oluwatosin Olamilekan, Oyewale Francis Oyomilekan, Arowolo Ayomide Gift, Shotonwa Babatunde Omotoyosi, Ochochie Silas Ochola, Ojo Seyitan David, Onile Ayodeji Raphael, and Abiodun Oluwatosin Opeyemi.
The remaining suspects are Adebayo Gbenga Musbau, Oyebade Ayomide Olamide, Egunjobi Samuel Gbenga, Oladokun Toheeb Adekola, Adesola Benjamin Adebowale, Edamisan Olakunle, Adesola Isaac Babatunde, Oyewole Gideon David, Lawal Tosimile Moses, Adeleke Adekunle Samson, Oladiti Abiodun Akanji, Ajayi Charles Temitayo, Adeyemi Oluwasegun Adeboye, Ernest Solomon Temitope, and Atoun Olalekan Timilehin. Additionally, Olorunyomi Sina Ayo, Babatunde Emmanuel Babalola, Yusuf Saka Olaoluwatobi, Falaye Babatunde Temitope, Ilesanmi Damilola Ayomide, Badmus Yusuf Omobolaji, Komolafe Emmanuel Feranmi, Babajide Adebisi Victor, Adamolekun Olamiji, and Oshatimi Samuel Omoniyi were also among those apprehended.
In a separate incident, the Nigerian Police in Oyo State arrested Emiola Usman and Kamorudeen Quayum, two suspects involved in cybercrime, who were subsequently handed over to the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC for further investigation.
Among the items seized from the suspects were the following:
- Fifteen luxurious vehicles.
- Sixteen laptops.
- Seventy-seven mobile phones.
- Various other incriminating documents.
Once the investigations are completed, the suspects will be brought before the court to face charges.