Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), says it has arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters at Kwara State University, Ilorin.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday said the suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.
The statement said: “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.
“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.”
The spokesman said that based on intelligence reports and weeks of surveillance, EFCC operatives searched some hostels in the university on Sept. 19 and made a number of arrests.
Uwujaren added that some of the items recovered from the suspects were six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and incriminating documents.