The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested 30 internet fraudsters at the Kwara State University, Ilorin.
EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement on Monday that the suspects were arrested following an intelligence report on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.
“Part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around Ilorin to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income,” he stated.
The spokesman added that based on intelligence reports and weeks of surveillance, EFCC operatives searched some hostels in the university on September 19 and made several arrests.
He explained that during interrogation, those found not culpable were released to the Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the institution, while the targets were taken to the zonal command headquarters for questioning.
The EFCC also stated items seized from the suspects included six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and incriminating documents.
He said the suspects would be charged in court as soon as the investigation was concluded.