Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ilorin have arrested 48 students of the Kwara State University (KWASU) over alleged internet-related fraud.


In a statement on Thursday, Dele Oyewale, EFCC spokesperson, said the students and two residents of the Malete area of the state were arrested on Wednesday.

The anti-graft agency said the arrest followed “credible intelligence over the rising trend of yahoo-yahoo business in the state, especially on campuses”.

EFCC said its operatives recovered 9 exotic cars, 24 laptops, and different brands of phones from the suspects.


“In its bid to free the state of corruption and other nefarious activities of ‘yahoo-yahoo boys’, the EFCC swung into action,” the statement reads.

“Upon discrete investigations, operatives of the Commission closed up on the suspects and got them arrested in their various hideouts after days of surveillance on Wednesday.

“The suspects are Idris Yekini, Ayantola Segun, Adeshina Taheeb, Mustapha Alamin, Usman Harun, Oladimeji Oseni, Qudus Temitope, Adewunmi Israel, Lukman Uthman, Alamin Ibitoye, Usman Sadiq, Musbau Waris, Ibrahim Oluwatosin, Oladele Israel and Rafiu Ashimu.


“Aransiola Oluwaseun, Akolade Toheeb, Joseph Samuel, Adewuyi Quadri, Adebayo Olamilekan, Ogunride Gabriel, Abolaji Ismail, Ogundele Ejiro, Musa Olawale, Isah Oluwatumishe, Abdullahi Abdulmajib.

“Others are Abdulralman Abubakar, Olaosebikan Martins, Mazeed Ayomide, Oyeniyi Michael, Moses Bright, Oladipo Victor, Shehu Abdugafar, Abdulmalik Timileyin, Muhammad Nabil, Adebayo Qudus and Owoeye Adeyanju.

“Others are Abdulwaheed Zakariyah, Olaleye Gbenga, Victor Kayode, Samad Olarewaju, Raheem Ayomide, Ismail Abdulbasit, Oluyedun Khalid, Moshood Lawal, Utman Abayomi and Aransiola Joshua, while the two residents of Malete are Babalola Razaq and Godwin Ouna Ejika.”

EFCC said the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.


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