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EFCC Clamps Down On Twins Internet Fraudster, Commission Get NOA’s Support Against Corruption

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By: Samuel ADEYINKA

The Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested twin brothers, Adio Taiwo Hassan and Adio kehinde Hussein alongside five others for alleged internet fraudulent activities.
A statement by the Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Mr Dele Oyewale the suspects were arrested last week at Apete and Apata areas of Ibadan, Oyo State,  following surveillance and actionable intelligence on their suspected involvement in internet- related offences.

The five other suspects are: Jeremiah Gabi, Dennis Gomina, Adepoju Noah Ibukun, Olabode Samson Opeyemi and Adewumi Adeboye Ayomide.

In the same vein, the Oyo State Police Command handed over three suspected internet fraudsters to the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC on December 7, 2023. They were arrested by the police while on patrol.

Investigations carried out by the EFCC revealed that one of the three suspects was not involved in internet fraud and was released immediately without any bail condition.
The two suspects are Joseph Isaac Justice and Ayoola Oluwatosin.

Items recovered from the nine suspected fraudsters include one Toyota Corolla car, iPhone 11, two Samsung mobile phones among others.

They would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has received the support of the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, NOA, Mallam Lanre Issa – Onilu to champion ANTI-CORRUPTION crusade across the country.

Mallam Issa Onilu who made pledge
at a Two-Day Stakeholder’s Retreat on re-engineering NOA programmes for more effective reorientation of Nigerians towards addressing challenges posed by “Crime,  Lawlessness, commended the fighting spirit of the EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede against economic and financial crimes.

In a Statement by the Head of Media and Publicity EFCC,,Mr Dele Oyewale says Director General of NOA maintains that “NOA was created to ensure that government’s programs and policies are well communicated for better understanding by the general public.
Earlier, the EFCC Chairman, Mr Ola Olukoyede applauded the readiness of NOA to collaborate with Commission,said the fight against Corruption was collective battle that must be won by Nigerians.

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