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  • Updated: February 22, 2024

EFCC arrests 48 KWASU students, 2 residents for alleged internet fraud

EFCC arrests 48 KWASU students, 2 residents for alleged inte

The Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made a significant breakthrough in its efforts to curb internet fraud in Kwara State, particularly within the campus community of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete.

A total of 48 students from KWASU and two residents of the university community were arrested by EFCC operatives for their involvement in internet fraud, commonly known as "yahoo-yahoo."

The arrest followed credible intelligence indicating a surge in internet fraud activities in the state, particularly among students on campuses. The EFCC, committed to combating corruption and illegal activities, launched an operation to apprehend the suspects.

After days of surveillance and discrete investigations, the suspects were apprehended in various hideouts on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

Among those arrested are individuals with names such as 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, Rafiu Ashimu, and others.

The items recovered from the suspects include nine exotic cars, twenty-four laptops, and various brands of mobile phones.

The EFCC stated that the suspects would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of ongoing investigations, demonstrating the agency's commitment to prosecuting those involved in internet fraud and related criminal activities.

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