The operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation at the Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete in Ilorin.
This was contained in a press release made available to ait.live in Ilorin by the Head, Media & Publicity of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren.
The press release further revealed that the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.
Part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around Ilorin metropolis, to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income.
Based on the intelligence, and weeks of surveillance, operatives of the Commission on September 19, 2021, executed a search warrant in hostels within the Kwara State University (KWASU) campus, where a number of arrests were made.
However, in the course of interrogation, those found not culpable, were released to the Students Union Government (SUG), of the School, while the targets of the sting operation were brought to the Ilorin Zonal Command for further questioning.
Some of the items recovered from them include six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and other incriminating documents.
The Image maker of the commission said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
(Edited by Tunde Orebiyi)