Oyedepo James, Oyedepo Julius and Adeboye Pelumi were among the 62 persons arrested by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
They were arrested over alleged involvement in offenses bordering on internet fraud in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The arrests, which were carried out in two separate operations also involved one Raji Wasiu Babatunde whom the Commission arrested sometime last year, prosecuted and got convicted, but went back to his vomit and got arrested again.
The convict was arrested together with 25 other suspects in an early morning operation carried out at different locations in Ilorin on Thursday, May 4, 2023. They are Yusuf Ahmed, Abdulazeez Ademola, Sulyman Mustapha, Yekeen Ibrahim, Samuel Adebayo, Raheem Moshood, Badmus Yusuf, Nurudeen Abdulmajeed, Abiodun Ayomide, Samuel Anuoluwapo, Ayodele Samuel, Ramadan Tijani, Soyinka Idris, Abdulhameed Junaid, Bashit Ismail, Temidayo Victor, Pelumi Adeboye, Lekan Oyedepo and Kudus Buhari.
Others are Akole John, Mustapha Bashir and Solomon Tomiwa.
Acting on credible intelligence, operatives again, on Friday, May 5, 2023, rounded up another set of suspected fraudsters including a serving corps member, Salaudeen Muhammed, and 35 others.
They include Ashaolu Femi Richard, Olabisi David Oluwaseun, Adeyemi Marvelous David, Adekunle Aliyu Adeniyi, Amao Ibrahim Oluwasegun, Fakeye Tolulope Emmanuel, Fawaaz Ajibola, Lawal Adebayo Muritala, Sulaiman Saheed Olayinka, Azeez Ibrahim Olarewaju, Ayoola Emmanuel, Babatunde Oluwatomiwa Peter, Mayomi Olamide Faith, Samuel Mayomi Oluwaseun, Ayanda Samuel Oluwapelumi, Ajayi Mubarak Okikiola, Oke Ibukun Oyebisi, Owolaja Abayomi Oyewole, Taiwo Olatunbosun Apariola and Yusuf Olamilekan Ibrahim.
Others are Alufoge Toba Oluwaremilekun, Abiola Asimiyu Lukman, Quwam Lanre Busari, Damola Bello Lateef, Tijani Ridwan Lekan, Adeoye Quadri Olalekan, Folarori Abeeb Oladimeji, Bashit Abiodun Soneye, Adeoye Abdulgafar Olamide, Oladimeji Gabriel Junior, Ayinla Qudus Bashir, Uthman Mustapha, Aderoju Kayode Ridwan, Seun Elijah Simon and Taofik Qoweeyu Bosun
Items recovered from the suspects include exotic cars, different brands of phones and laptops, and charms, among others.
The suspects will be charged in court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.