Efcc Arrests Soldier, 26 Others For Internet Fraud In Lagos
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has apprehended a soldier and 26 other persons for alleged internet fraud, following a raid on their residence in the Lekki axis of the state.
The soldier, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode, with service number NAF18/34732, was arrested in his military attire during the early morning raid at 6B, Fatai Idowu Arobike, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
The arrest, according to the EFCC, followed intelligence received from concerned members of the public about his alleged involvement in criminal activities.
Those arrested alongside Kayode included Kalu Emmanuel; Hassan Sunday; Odinaka David Okem; Victor Ochiabuito; Christopher Prince; Victor Ologhu; Alex Aka; Miracle Onyekwere; Habeeb Ayomide; Olakunle Ajeigbu, Rasheed Olanrewaju and Salam Hakeem.
Others are: Adeniran Nurudeen; Opeyemi Ojo Chris; Derrick Moris; Shehu Oluoti; Fuad Akinbayo; Babatunde Idowu; Uzo Igwe Nathaniel; Debowale Adedoyin; Shegun Emmanuel; Godswill Maduchem; Samson Kazeem; Oluwatobi Oluwatoba, Olaitan Ajao and Oyindamola Kareem.
In his statement to the EFCC, Kayode said the “big shot yahoo yahoo boys” in whose company he was arrested, were his friends and that they had been teaching him how to make money through cybercrime.
While the “boys” are members of Organised Cyber Criminal Syndicate Network, OCCSN, the ladies arrested with them confirmed the involvement of their “boyfriends” in internet fraud.
Items recovered from the suspects include diamond jewellery, exotic cars and expensive phones.
The suspects will be charged to court soon.
Courtesy: The Whistler