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EFCC nabs suspected fraudster over $268,000 scam,‘crossdresser’, 32 others

by Business News Report

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Owoseni Gabriel, who posed as a woman to evade arrest, and 32 others for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud. EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement in Abuja. Also the has arrested one Precious Ojo, popular known as “Obago”, a suspected internet fraudster, in Oghara, Delta. EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. According to Uwujaren, Ojo, 26, was arrested following a petition received from a United States of America citizen, on his fraudulent activities. ”The petitioner had alleged that the suspect impersonated one Raymond Bush, who works in the US Treasury, to defraud her of 268,000 dollars. The suspect was arrested in his hotel in Oghara. He confessed to building the luxury hotel with his proceeds of the said crime.

”Gabriel on the other hand was arrested alongside Salaudeen Hammed, Akinsanya Olamilekan, Olamofe Joshua, Akindele Saheed, Damilare Micheal, Patoki Ayomiku, Olakunle Ismail, Babalola Ayomide, Afolabi Olaibola and Abiodun Olayinka. Others are: Samson Jeremiah, Kolawole Afeez, Owoseni Gabriel, Makinde Oluwasegun, Daniel Seun, Adefolahan Isreal, Olusegun Emmanuel, Olawore Micheal, Hammed Raheem, Micheal Tunde,

”They also included Francis Chibundu, Jesse Oluwatobiloba, Adenekan Ayotunde, Qudus Adeyi, Sulaimon Oladimeji, Kayode Sunday, Daniel Owosine, and Boluwatife Gbolahan Samuel Ogunyemi, Adebayo Olarewaju, Abdul-Fatai Olawale and Hassan Ayofe.” He said that they were arrested on May 2, at the Iyana Ipaja axis of Lagos State, following credible intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young boys involved in computer-related fraud. During the sting operation, Gabriel, particularly, wore a female dress and a wig to evade arrest. Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Camry 2005 model, a Toyota Camry 2009 model, mobile phones and laptop computers. The suspects will be charged to court after investigations have been concluded, ” he said.

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