Thirty suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested in a sting operation by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, within the Kwara State University, Malete campus.
It was gathered that they were arrested following actionable Intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related activities.
Part of the intelligence gathered indicated that suspected internet fraudsters, were operating in campuses around Ilorin metropolis, in the state capital, to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income.
Based on the intelligence and weeks of surveillance, operatives of the anti-graft agency, on September 19/2021, executed a search warrant in hostels within the Kwara state University, Malete, KWASU campus, where a number of arrest was made.
Those found not culpable during interrogation, were released to the Students Union Government of the school, SUG, while the targets of the sting operation were moved to the Ilorin Zonal Command office for further questioning.
Items recovered from them included six exotic cars, several laptops and mobile phones among other incriminating documents.
The suspects, according to the Head, Media and Publicity, of the agency, Wilson Uwujaren, would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is a Nigerian law enforcement agency that investigates financial crimes such as advance fee fraud and money laundering.
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