Yanju Uwala, Abeokuta with agency reports
About 30 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) during an operation at Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete.
According to the Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, he said that the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.
He, further said part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating on campuses around Ilorin metropolis to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income.
He added: ”Based on the intelligence, and weeks of surveillance, operatives of the commission on September 19, 2021, executed a search warrant in hostels within the KWASU campus, where several arrests were made.
“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 suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”