The Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters at the Kwara State University (KWASU).
According to NAN, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC’s spokesman, broke the news in a statement on Monday.
Uwujaren said the suspects were arrested following an intelligence report on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.
“Part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around Ilorin to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income,” he said.
The spokesman said based on intelligence reports and weeks of surveillance, EFCC operatives searched some hostels in the university on September 19 and made a number of arrests.
He added that during interrogation, those found not culpable were released to the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution, while others were taken to the zonal command headquarters for interrogation.
Uwujaren said that some of the items recovered from the suspects were six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and incriminating documents.
He said the suspects would be charged in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.
In recent times, the anti-graft agency had arrested several students for suspected internet fraud in the state.
In August, TheCable had reported how two students were convicted for their involvement in cybercrime in the state.
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