The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says it has arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation at Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete.
In a statement issued by the Commission’s head of Media and Publicity Wilson Uwunjaren in Ilorin, said the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.
According to the statement part of the intelligence indicated that the suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around Ilorin metropolis to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income.
The statement said based on the intelligence, and weeks of surveillance, operatives of the Commission executed a search warrant in hostels within the KWASU campus, where a number of arrests were made.
The statement explained that 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.
The statement said some of the items recovered from them include six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and other incriminating documents.
The statement maintained that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded.
PR/ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU