Operatives of the Lagos zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a “crossdresser” and 32 other persons for allegedly indulging in internet fraud.


In a statement on Wednesday, the anti-graft agency said it received “credible information” on the activities of some “young men involved in computer-related fraud.”

The commission said the suspects were arrested at the Iyanya-Ipaja axis of Lagos on May 2.

The EFCC identified the suspects as Owoseni Gabriel, Salaudeen Hammed, Akinsanya Olamilekan, Olamofe Joshua, Akindele Saheed, and Damilare Micheal.


Others are Patoki Ayomiku, Olakunle Ismail, Babalola Ayomide, Afolabi Olaibola, Abiodun Olayinka, Samuel Ogunyemi, Adebayo Olarewaju, Abdul-Fatai Olawale and Hassan Ayofe.

Samson Jeremiah, Kolawole Afeez, Owoseni Gabriel, Makinde Oluwasegun, Daniel Seun, Adefolahan Isreal, Olusegun Emmanuel, and Olawore Micheal were also among the suspects

Others are Hammed Raheem, Micheal Tunde, Francis Chibundu, Jesse Oluwatobiloba, Adenekan Ayotunde, Qudus Adeyi, Sulaimon Oladimeji, Kayode Sunday, Daniel Owosine, and Boluwatife Gbolahan.


Owoseni Gabriel, one of the suspects, had allegedly posed as a woman to avoid being arrested.

The commission said Gabriel wore a black bra, a blue dress, and a wig to evade arrest.

EFCC said its operatives recovered “a Toyota Camry 2005 model, a Toyota Camry 2009 model, mobile phones and laptop computers” from the suspects.

“The suspects will be charged to court after investigations have been concluded,” the commission said.


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