Tuesday, 16 June 2020

PHOTO: Social Media influencer, Four others arrested by the EFCC for internet fraud

according to the press released by the EFCC;
The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested five alleged internet fraudsters, including one Adedamola Adewale, a self-acclaimed social media influencer, for their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.

The five suspects were apprehended indifferent areas of Lagos during a raid by operatives. While Adewale, 20, and his accomplice, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola, were arrested at the Agungi Area of Lekki, Lagos State, the trio of Isreal Onyebuchi, Emmaneul Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie we’re picked up at the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State.

The arrest of Adewale and Ajibola was sequel to intelligent linking them to online fraudulent linking them to online fraudulent activities with two brothers , Lasisi Wasiu Adeleke and Laisisi Riliwan Adeniyi, who are at large. They were arrested at a four-bedroom duplex belonging to the two run-away fraudsters.

Intelligence also linked them with alleged flamboyant lifestyles. During interrogation, Adewale , a self-acclaimed model, who goes by the username @adeherself on Instagram, confessed to being a picker” in cyber crimes. He usually posed as a lady to hoodwink for foreign “preys”.

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Items recovered from the suspects included two Toyota Camry 2009 model cars, and a sum of N9,000,000.00 ( Nine Million Naira only), which was found in Adewale’s account.
The other suspects; Onybuchi, Olayode and Nwokorie were arrested for their alleged involvement in a romance scam. They were arrested during another raid, following a separate intelligence.

Investigation revealed that Nwokorie was posing as a female American citizen and sending photos as a porn star to defraud his victim while Onyebuchi was engaging in a love scam as well as forging foreign Cheques.

Items recovered from the suspects include laptops and mobile phones. All the suspects will soon be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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