Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 55 individuals, including two brothers, identified as Ogunbanjo Abiodun Olakunle and Ogunbanjo Omotayo Akorede, for allegedly engaging in online fraud.
They were apprehended on Friday, September 30, 2022, in Ibadan, Oyo State, following intelligence on their activities.
This was announced by the agency via its various social media platforms, claiming that eight exotic cars, phones, laptops and other electronic gadgets of different brands were recovered from the suspected fraudsters.
The EFCC’s statement identified the suspects to include Arasi Taiwo Tobiloba, Oloyode Segun Ayomide, Bello Mustapha Abidemi, Osinbanjo Israel Adetola, Sulaimon Lateef Damilare, Bello Ayorinde Olamilekan, Sulaimon Olatunde Zacchaeus, Adeagbo Kolade Abiodun, Odeko Adedoye Olamide, Arasi Oluwaseun Tobiloba, Ibrahim Sulaiman Olanrewaju, Akinola Nasir Abiola, Ibrahim Nasirudeen Abiola, Ibrahim Malik Michael, Lekan Oye Olamide, Nofiu Abdulazeez Omogbolahan, Samson Ayilara Oyebode and Stephen Godwin Olawoye.
Others listed include Ogunbanjo Owolabi Ayodele, Sanni Sunday Yusuf, Balogun Damilare Adewale, Balogun Azeez Damilola, Adeniran Babatunde Akande, Owolade Shamsudeen Ayoola, Olawale Oluwaseun Warees, Toheeb Olamilekan Adeleye, Oladimeji Ayomide Michael, Olawale Sodiq Olayiwola, Wasiu Muyideen Omotayo, Onabanjo Wasiu Abolore, Otubanjo Faruq Omotolani, Kazeem Babajide Remilekun, Mustapha Adewunmi Ayoade, Ganiyu Jamiu Adufe, Fasasi Iliasi Olanrewaju and Badejo Korede Gbolahan.
The rest are Obigbesan Abdullahi Ayomide, Ademola Olamilekan Salami, Adeleke Oluwadamilare Jamiu, Sanni Taiwo Ayomide, Daniel Olori Oluwasegun, Nofiu Sodiq Rasheed, Akinlagun Oluwatomiwa Oyindamola, Balogun Ibrahim Olanrewaju, Fatai Usman Ayomide,Olaringbemi Gbenga Faith, Adebola Ayomikun Adetosoye and Sedagbande Mautin David.
Fifty-one of the accused have been indicted based on forensic investigations of their equipment.
As soon as the investigations are completed, they will be charged in court, the agency said.
The EFCC also arrested two brothers, along with 24 others in Ibadan’s Apete area for suspected internet fraud on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
They were taken into custody in the Apete neighbourhood of Ibadan as a result of useful intelligence that the anti-graft agency examined.
The other suspects include Awotunde Joseph Sunday, Ojekunle Ifakorede Apesinola, Oladepo Kayode Samuel, Emmanuel Michael Blessing, Shittu Hassan Taiwo, Olubanji Michael Remilekan, Bakari Ibrahim Oluwatosin, Nafiu Hassan Ayomide, Shittu Toheeb Ife, Kehinde Abiodun, Ibikunle Lolade Tanimola, Ahmad Sodiq Adekola, Joshua Sowemimo, Adeleke Adegoke Yusuf and Ahmad Ridwan Adeniyi.
Others are Lawal Ayomide Alani, Olayiwola David Olateju, Quincy Okonma, Omotayo Bright Happiness, Okunlaja Joshua Opeyemi, Olasantan Adewola Seyifunmi, John Uroko Amuta, Olaoye Ifasola Ifasegun and Ayomide Adeleke Olamilekan.
In the interim, a car, laptops, and high-end phones were found on the suspects.