Cleric and 27 Others Are Arrested By EFCC In Kwara For Internet Fraud

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In Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, agents of the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arrested 28 people, including a cleric suspected of being online scammers.
According to the anti-graft agency, preliminary investigations have identified a cleric, twin brothers, six students from different tertiary institutions, mining operators, and a large number of other specialized private individuals as suspects.

Toheeb Albarka, a cleric; Lambe Kehinde and Lambe Taye, twin brothers; Francis Stephen, Olabode Yusuf, and Musbaudeen Akorede, all of whom deal in dog selling, were among those detained, according to a press release signed by EFCC spokesperson Wilson Uwuajaren.

Six other undergraduate students from
 various tertiary institutions in the state, including Moshood Okunola, Kayode Aderemi, Ayobami Olorunfemi, Paul Ayomide, Agboola Marvellous, and Adebisi Olatunde, were also detained, according to the statement.

The
 statement listed additional suspects as Ogundiran Nathaniel, a tiler, Jamiu Ishola, a printer, Dauda Tunde, a plumber, Abdullahi Sikiru, a Bet Naija agent, Kasali Afeez Adegoke, a website developer, Jordan Adeyinka, a wears/shoe dealer, and Ojeniyi Boluwatife, a driver.

Adewale Oloro,
 Adedamola Samson, Olarewaju Adisa Taofeek, and Omogbolahan Ibrahim made up the remaining group.

Ten
 exotic cars, various brands of laptops and cell phones, a printer, and other items were found on the suspects after their arrest.

Upon completion of the EFCC’s ongoing investigations, he stated,
 the suspects would be arraigned in court.
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