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EFCC raids Kwara varsity hostels, arrests 30 cybercrime suspects

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The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has raided the hostel residence of the Kwara State University, Ilorin, arresting 30 suspected internet fraudsters.

The EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, added that the suspects were arrested following an intelligence report on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.

“Part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around Ilorin to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income,’’ he stated.

The spokesman said that based on intelligence reports and weeks of surveillance, EFCC operatives searched some hostels in the university on Sept. 19 and made a number of arrests.

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He added that during interrogation, those found not culpable were released to the Students Union Government, SUG, of the institution, while the targets were taken to the zonal command headquarters for questioning.

Mr Uwujaren said that some of the items recovered from the suspects were six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and incriminating documents.

He said that the suspects would be charged in court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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