Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has handed over three suspected Advance-Fee fraudsters to the Ibadan office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for further investigation.
A statement by the acting Head of Media & Publicity of the commission, Tony Orilade, said the suspects who are between 22 and 29 years of age, were arrested on Tuesday in Ilesha, Osun State following series of intelligence gathered by the operatives.
The spokesman identified the suspects’ names as Ebenezer Adeniyi Oluwafemi, Kolade Samuel Sogo, and Olwagbenga Majeed Ejikunke.
“Preliminary investigations further revealed that the suspects allegedly got involved in different romance scam posing as female foreigners to fleece unsuspecting victims on the social media.
“At the point of arrest, varied fetish materials, two laptops, and five different brands of telephones were recovered from them. Several documents containing false pretences were also recovered from the suspects.
According to the Head, Ibadan Office, Abdulrasheed Bawa, the handing over of the three suspects brought the total number of Advance Fee fraudsters arrested in the Ibadan office to 40 in the last couple of weeks. “The zone is no longer a hiding place for the fraudsters”, he stated.
The statement added that investigation was still ongoing and the suspects would soon be charged to court.