EFCC Arrests 48 University Students, Others For Alleged Cybercrime

EFCC Arrests 48 University Students, Others For Alleged Cybercrime
  • PublishedFebruary 23, 2024

Forty-eight (48) students of the Kwara State University and two residents of Malete in Moro Local Government Area have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Command.

They were arrested over offences bordering on Internet fraud popularly referred to as “yahoo-yahoo.”

A statement on Thursday by the agency’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, in Ilorin, disclosed that the arrest was sequel to credible intelligence over the rising trend of “yahoo-yahoo” business in the state, especially on campuses.

He said EFCC operatives swung into action in a bid to free the state of corruption and other nefarious activities of ‘yahoo-yahoo boys’, and upon discrete investigations, closed up on the suspects and got them arrested in their various hideouts after days of surveillance on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

“The suspects are Idris Yekini, Ayantola Segun, Adeshina Taheeb, Mustapha Alamin, Usman Harun, Oladimeji Oseni, Qudus Temitope, Adewunmi Israel, Lukman Uthman, Alamin Ibitoye, Usman Sadiq, Musbau Waris, Ibrahim Oluwatosin, Oladele Israel and Rafiu Ashimu.

“Also arrested are Aransiola Oluwaseun, Akolade Adetola Toheeb, Joseph Samuel, Adewuyi Quadri, Adebayo Olamilekan, Ogunrinde Gabriel, Abolaji Ismail, Ogundele Samuel Ejiro, Musa Ali Olawale, Isah Oluwatumishe, Abdullahi Abdulmajib, Abdulralman Abubakar, Olaosebikan Martins, Mazeed Ayomide, Oyeniyi Michael, Moses Bright, Oladipo Victor, Shehu Abdugafar, Abdulmalik Khalid Timileyin, Muhammad Nabil, Adebayo Qudus and Owoeye Adeyanju.

“Others are Abdulwaheed Zakariyah, Olaleye Gbenga, Victor Kayode, Samad Olarewaju, Raheem Ayomide, Ismail Abdulbasit, Oluyedun Khalid, Moshood Lawal, Utman Abayomi and Aransiola Joshua, while the two residents of Malete are Babalola Razaq and Godwin Ouna Ejika,” he said.

Items recovered from the suspects according to Oyewale included nine exotic cars, 24 laptops, and different brands of phones.

“The suspects would soon be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations”, he said.

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