EFCC Arrests 14 FUTA Undergraduates, 19 Others For Suspected Internet Fraud

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Fourteen undergraduates of the Federal University of Technology,  FUTA, Akure, Ondo State and 19 others have been arrested by the operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC.

 Head,  Media and Publicity, the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, in a statement on February 14,  2024, said the suspects were arrested alongside nineteen( 19) others in the early hours of Wednesday,  February 14,  2024 for suspected internet crimes.

According to Oyewale, the suspects were arrested at different residential locations within Akure metropolis following  intelligence on their alleged nefarious activities. 

He stated specifically, that the sting operation that yielded their arrest was a response to strident calls to the EFCC by neighbours and parents around the locations, to save their children from being lured into internet-related activities by the suspects.

“Items recovered at the point of arrest include ten exotic cars, phones, laptops and one motor bike.

“The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.” He said.

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