Four students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure together with their counterpart from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for their alleged role in N16m cyber fraud.
The suspects’ name are known to be Adeleke Paul, 21; Adebiyi Abudu, 22; Akinsanmi Adeniyi 21; Ogundile James, 23; and Okali Ugochukwu, 21.
A statement by the EFCC said the suspects were picked up at an off- campus residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State.
The statement said that the commission got wind of the suspects’ activities through intelligence.
The statement said, “Paul and his co-travelers, who go about with the name Tsunnami Gang and Young Pablo Money, allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of N16m recently by engaging in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretence through scam mails.”
Paul is a 300 student of Building Technology while James and Olusola are both 400 level students of Agricultural Resources and Mathematics respectively. Okali is a 200 level student of Urban and Regional Planning, while Adebiyi Tayo is a 300 level student of Mathematics.
The statement added, “At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered a 2006, black Toyota Highlander marked LND 112 EG; a 2010 Toyota Camry marked AAA 850 EF; laptops; three Apple iPhone 6; and three Blackberry phones from them. Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.”
The commission said that the suspects would be arraigned in court after investigation.
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