EFCC Press Release: EFCC Arrests 4 Undergraduates, 3 Others For Internet Scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested four undergraduates and three others for alleged involvement in Internet scam.
They were arrested in two different locations in Ibadan, Oyo State.





The undergraduates are: Otuyalo Damilola, a 400 level student of Computer Science of Lead City University, Ibadan; Adegbuyi Michael, an undergraduate of University of Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia; Ibrahim Aruna,  a student of Mineral Resources Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State and Adeosun Matthew, a 200 level student of Banking and Finance, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Others are Afolabi Ayodele, Balogun Olumuyiwa and Abiola Okunola.

Five of the suspects: Aruna, Matthew, Ayodele, Olumuyiwa and Okunola were arrested together at the Iyana Adeoyo Branch of a first generation bank in Dugbe, Ibadan, while they were collecting proceeds of scam via Western Union.
The other two suspects: Damilola and Michael were picked up in a rented apartment in Oluyole Estate, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The arrest of the seven suspects followed intense surveillance by operatives of the Commission who had been on their trail for sometime. One of the suspects, Olumuyiwa, admitted conning a white American lady, Sarah Jorth, in a romance scam. He said he was used a false name (Vincente Marco) to deceive her into believing that he would marry her and in the process raked in more than $450,000 ( Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) from her.

Two other suspects: Damilola and Michael also confessed that they were into Internet scam to make ends meet. According to Damilola, "I am into yahoo yahoo (Internet fraud) and I do this to earn a living. I make use of a laptop to access Internet, to look for vulnerable white men and women who will fall for my scam. I acquired my Infinity Jeep and Honda Accord car through the fraud". He also admitted that he had been in the business since 2010.

Michael confessed that he started Internet scam since 2000 when he was a student at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Even when he moved to Malaysia, he was still engrossed in the business. "Anytime I come home on holiday, I look for vulnerable targets because the rigour of studies in Malaysia would not allow me to do it there,” he said. He disclosed that his specialty was lottery scam.

Items recovered from the suspects include: three laptop computers; one flash drive; two Visafone modems; one traveling passport; one Infinity Fx 35 SUV, one Honda Accord car and some bank documents.

They will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Wilson Uwujaren
Head, Media & Publicity
19th March, 2014


-- bissau (m) at 19-03-2014 05:31PM
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why give them work they will stop it now now
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-- HOPEA23 (f) at 19-03-2014 05:38PM
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Hehehheheh...fast money....well make una enjoy una stay for jail

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-- HOPEA23 (f) at 19-03-2014 05:40PM
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But some pple mumu sha...upon all the stories wa dem dey hear about internet scam..dem go still dey send money...make I go catch some mumu fot online self...hisssssss Roll Eyes Tongue Tongue

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-- papadip (m) at 19-03-2014 06:13PM
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These boys are in for a big trouble......
The establishment will make them scapegoats....
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-- angesco (f) at 19-03-2014 06:46PM
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Young smart men looking to make it "BIG" through fraud. At least the Nigeria authorities are better organised in rounding up these scam artists who are shaming Nigeria.

However it beggars belief that there are still people in the world conned into believing that someone has OIL TO SELL,  or that someone is looking for an account to store "their late fathers wealth" in!

Well done to EFCC.
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-- steveoneal (m) at 19-03-2014 06:52PM
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Quote from: papadip on 19-03-2014 06:13PM
These boys are in for a big trouble......
The establishment will make them scapegoats....
they will not only be made scape goats,,,, they will serve the jail term meant for bankole, ibb, atiku, babangida, stella odua,obasanjo, join their own jail term,,,,, thats the only place where efcc is active,, politicians side na no go area,,
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-- osarobo62 (m) at 19-03-2014 07:14PM
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Quote from: bissau on 19-03-2014 05:31PM
why give them work they will stop it now now
work or no work,...a thief will still be a thief.
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-- escapedprince (m) at 19-03-2014 07:42PM
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Hmmmn ! EFCC should focus their attention on politicians who has robbed us blind and carted away hundreds of billion dollars of Nigeria's wealth, I can't believe they're chasing rats while their house is on fire .!!!!
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-- osarobo62 (m) at 19-03-2014 07:46PM
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Quote from: escapedprince on 19-03-2014 07:42PM
Hmmmn ! EFCC should focus their attention on politicians who has robbed us blind and carted away hundreds of billion dollars of Nigeria's wealth, I can't believe they're chasing rats while their house is on fire .!!!!
these rats are going to be the politicians of tomorrow Grin Grin
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-- osamabinladin (m) at 19-03-2014 07:51PM
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Noted !
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-- Fmswags (m) at 19-03-2014 08:04PM
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Quote from: osarobo62 on 19-03-2014 07:46PM
these rats are going to be the politicians of tomorrow Grin Grin
u r ryt.
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-- okilo101 (m) at 19-03-2014 08:21PM
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K
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-- Topsylucas (f) at 19-03-2014 08:23PM
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Young men drivin big cars,dey're many in my area. Dey're either in2 armed robbery or yahoo plus. Dey dnt belive in hard work & re impatient 2 search 4 a decent job. If I were d parent 2 any of dez men,I'll disown dem 4 bringin shame 2 my name. Gd name is beta dan stolen money/gold.
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-- benbellabiz (m) at 19-03-2014 08:58PM
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 na these kind hungry people EFCC dey take shine. BANK OLE  and co dey build mansions and hotels with our money, still EFCC no get evidence against them.i beg make una leave these hungry people alone.
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-- nobleladyG (f) at 19-03-2014 09:27PM
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EFCC shld also remember that the main scam r there with the at Abuja

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-- daveobahon (m) at 19-03-2014 09:37PM
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these rats are going to be the politicians of tomorrow

GBAM
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-- paulohking (m) at 19-03-2014 09:49PM
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dem no go chop?
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-- johnaguinam (m) at 19-03-2014 09:55PM
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and dimeji bankole is der galavanting wit looted billions and so called EFCC are busy chasing cockroaches wen d rat is right unda dia nose
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-- johnaguinam (m) at 19-03-2014 09:56PM
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and dimeji bankole is der galavanting wit looted billions and so called EFCC are busy chasing cockroaches wen d rat is right unda dia nose
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