The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested seven National Diploma students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State for alleged fraud.
The offences borders on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretences and possession of forged documents.
The suspects, studying various courses in the institution are Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni.
Punch reports that they were arrested alongside Iyun Ifeoluwa, Odusanwo Ibrahim, Obanijesu Opeyemi Soneye, Azeez Olayinka, Babatunde Ajala, Ojejimi Ademola, Aderowunmi Ayomide and Oluokun Oluwaseun by operatives of the Commission within Abeokuta and its environs on August 17, 2016, following a petition received by the Commission about their activities.
The suspects, who were said to be living flamboyantly, were alleged to be involved in internet scam, forgery of financial instruments and lottery scam, among others.
Items such as laptops, forged documents, were recovered from the suspects during their arrests.
One of the suspects, Olaseni, a 21-year-old Business Administration student, created a Facebook account with the name Dean Robert, with which he interacted with his victims.
In his statement, Olaseni gave details of how he executes the illicit act, saying, “I tell them (his victims) that they have won Facebook Lottery. I have people who receive the money sent by the victims. Then, the money is remitted into my personal accounts domiciled in GTBank and Skye Bank.”
The suspects will be charged to court after investigations are concluded.
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