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EFCC arrests 48 Kwara varsity students for cybercrime

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 48 students at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete,…

Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 48 students at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, for alleged internet fraud.

Also arrested were two other residents in the town for alleged cybercrime (Yahoo-Yahoo).

The anti-graft body said the move was sequel to credible intelligence over the rising trend of the menace in the state, especially on campuses.

In a statement on Thursday by Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, the commission said the move was to free the state of corruption and other nefarious activities of  fraudsters.

“Upon discreet investigations, operatives of the Commission closed in on the suspects and got them arrested in their various hideouts after days of surveillance.

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“Items recovered from the suspects include nine exotic cars, 24 laptops and different brands of phones,” he said.

According to him, the suspects will be arraigned upon the conclusion of investigations.

Oyewale listed the names of the suspected students 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 and Rafiu Ashimu.

They also include Aransiola Oluwaseun, Akolade Adetola Toheeb, Joseph Samuel, Adewuyi Quadri, Adebayo Olamilekan, Ogunride 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.

The two residents of Malete arrested are Babalola Razaq and Godwin Ouna Ejika.

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