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Internet fraud: EFCC nabs 25 undergraduates in Oyo

 

By Kunle Akinsola

 

No fewer than 25 students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in Oyo State, are being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The undergraduates, who are already in the EFCC net, are being quizzed for various offences including romance scam, possession of forged documents, and obtaining money by false pretences.

The students, who are between ages18 and 29 years, were arrested at their off-campus hostels, following a three-day raid.

EFCC said its operatives acted on intelligence report, which was investigated using sophisticated equipment. The raid also followed months of surveillance and monitoring of their activities.

Items recovered from them believed to be proceeds of their fraudulent online activities include three cars (4matic Benz, a Toyota Camry, a Toyota Corolla), computers, two iPads, two iPhones and documents.

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