Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 16 persons over an alleged case of cybercrime and possession of fraudulent funds in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The development is coming on the heels of the clampdown on the activities of cybercrime in the state.
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They were arrested following credible intelligence acted upon by the Commission.
The suspects, including two siblings: Ahmed Ismail and Toheeb Ismail, are Suleiman Abduqudrib Salati, Nurudeen Ibrahim, Boluwasefe Oyinloye, Bashir Azeez, Abduquodri Ibrahim, Raji Roqeeb, Tobiloba Raihan and Busari Mohammed.
Others are Olaoye Kolade, Bello Muhammed, Onime Bright, Adebayo Bolaji, Abdulqudus Zakariya and Adeleke Hassan.
Items recovered from them include eight exotic cars, phones and laptops.
In a statement by the commission’s Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects will be charged to court after the conclusion of ongoing investigations.