EFCC arrests siblings, 35 others for Internet fraud in Ekiti


Published March 9, 2021

Tunde Oyekola, Ilorin

Two siblings , Dele and Tunde Dada , were among the 37 suspects arrested for alleged Internet fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission during a raid on their hideout in Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Monday .
A statement by the Head , Media and Publicity, Ilorin zonal office, EFCC , Ayodele Babatunde , said operatives on Monday raided the hideout and arrested the suspects .
The arrest , according to the statement , is sequel to a series of intelligence reports on the alleged criminal activities of some Internet fraudsters operating in the area .
The statement read in part , “ Officers of the commission had carried out a series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the area , which established that the location where the suspects were rounded up , is a hideout for fraudsters.
“ Two of the suspects arrested are brothers of the same parent – Dele and Tunde Dada . Others include Segun Kazeem , Adepoju Pelumi , Jejelowo Segun , David Ojo , Sodiq Adetoye , Opeyemi Akiniyi , Michael Ekundayo , Victor Olujobi, Damilola Akinluyi and Attamah Hyauth .
“ Others are Ade Ajayi Tobi , Oyewola Adewunmi, Emmanuel Bello , Lekan Oyewole , Oso Opeyemi , Oluwaseun Temitope Ezekiel , Akinrodolu Sunday , Emmanuel Attah, Sunday Adedoyin , George Tobi , Odunayo Daramola , Olubola Olushola Sunday , Temitope Ayomide , Faboro John Oluwagbotemi , Ajibade Timilehin Emmanuel and Momoh Ranti.
“ Also arrested are Ajibade Seyi, Eniola Abdulbasit , Oreoluwa Ayuba , Christopher Olutobiloba , Samuel Ajayi , Abiodun Akeem , Tunde Orija, Ajila Ayodeji and Oyeleke Kehinde .
“ The raid led to the confiscation of scores of vehicles , laptops , sophisticated phones and other items.
“ The suspects are currently being profiled to determine their culpability in the alleged crime and will be charged as soon as investigations are completed .” , ,

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