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EFCC raids KWASU, arrest 30 Internet Fraudsters

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By Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin

No fewer than 30 students of Kwara State University, KWASU, Malete had been arrested on suspicion of internet fraud and related offences in a sting operation by Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities. 

“Part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around Ilorin metropolis to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income.  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 a number of arrests were made.”

The statement added that in the course of interrogation, those found not culpable were released to the Student Union Government, SUG, of the School, while the targets of the sting operation were brought to the Ilorin Zonal Command for further questioning.

It added that 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.

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