A former Nigerian soldier, Adebisi Jamiu, and 33 others have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissioner EFCC in Osogbo, the Osun State capital for alleged internet fruad.
A statement released on Tuesday May 18 by the spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
According to Uwujaren, the 22-year-old former soldier and the other suspects were arrested on the strength of verified intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime.
The statement gave the names of the other suspects as Muritala Olaniyi Lateef, Wasiu Olajide, Wasiu Sadiq, Olaniran Abiodun, Ayodeji Tosin, Olaniran Tayo, Oginni Oluwaseun, Oginni Olatunde, Ojuade Oluwafemi and Ibrahim Wande.
Others are Oladiran Olayinka, Akinjobi Akinwunmi, Abayomi Aderohunmi, Olaoluwa Temitope, Idowu Olawale, Lawrence Taiwo, Ojo Gbenga, Tiamiyu Farouk, Oladele Seun, Akiniyi Boluwatife, Olaoluwa Mutiu, Olakunle Omolofe, Olalere Samad, Edbadon Johnson, Oketunbi Kayode, Gbeyide Tomiwa, Oluwanisola Elmuqsit, Bathlomew John, Ibikunle James, Olamide Oluwaseyi, Yusuf Mohammed, Adebola Ibrahim, and Ajayi Muyiwa.”
The EFCC spokesperson added that the suspects have volunteered statements to the commission and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.