Abuja, Dec. 7, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Operatives of the Nigeria Police Inspector-General, 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.
The suspects who are between 22 and 29 years of age includes: Ebenezer Adeniyi Oluwafemi, Kolade Samuel Sogo, and Olwagbenga Majeed Ejikunke.
While confirming the handing over of the report, EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade said, the suspects were arrested Tuesday 4th, December, 2018 in Ilesha, Osun State following series of intelligence gathered by the operatives.
The three Suspected Internet Fraudsters
Preliminary investigations, he said has 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, five different brands of telephones and several documents containing false pretences were recovered from the suspects”, he said.
According to the Head, Ibadan Office of the commission, 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.
Orilade said, investigation is still ongoing and the suspects will be charged to court immediately the investigation is concluded.