30 students of the Kwara state University Malete, have been arrested by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of involvement in cybercrime.

The suspects, the commission noted, were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.

EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed this in a statement on Monday, adding that the action followed weeks of surveillance on the suspects.

According to him, part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around the 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 Students Union Government (SUG) of the School, while the targets of the sting operation were brought to the Ilorin Zonal Command for further questioning”, he noted.

He added that some of the items recovered from them include six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and other incriminating documents.

He said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

 

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