The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested seven people who were allegedly involved in internet fraud, on Wednesday the 9th of September 2020.
Four siblings from two different families were among the people who were arrested in Ibadan the Oyo State capital, in Nigeria.
The siblings were identified as Ayoola and Olusola Timilehin, and Oladayo and Tolulope Fayemi.
The others suspected who are alleged internet fraudsters are Temitope Kumuyi, Babatunde Oyelakin and Olanrewaju Ibrahim.
The suspects are all between the ages of 20 and 30.
The Economic Financial Crimes Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Dele Oyewale, stated that the suspects were arrested by officials of its Ibadan zonal office at their hideout in Alaka, Elebu area of the city, in Nigeria.
The statement stated that they were arrested based on the collection of information linking them with great wealth without any identifiable means of legal work that gives them an income.
The items that were recovered from the suspects, according to the anti-graft agency, are four cars, unspecified number of laptops, exotic phones, and a stamp that appears to belong to the bursary section of Queensland University’s School of Medicine, Australia.
The Economic Financial Crimes Commission stated that the suspects would be charges at the end of the ongoing investigation.