CYBERCRIME: EFCC Nabs two ‘Internet Scammers’ in Ibadan
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has arrested two suspected internet fraudsters who specialize in stealing people’s identities online to defraud foreign nationals.
The suspects, Crown Babatunde Akeju (31 years) and Toba Agbanah (35 years) were arrested at different locations in Ibadan following intelligence gathered on their alleged involvement in internet frauds.
Akeju, for instance, was found mining information from online sites, and was in possession of personal information and addresses of several Americans who have fallen victim to his fraudulent acts at different times.
The suspect usually operated with two email accounts – one personal and one other supposedly official – to penetrate his victims and dispossess them of their hard-earned money.
At the point of their arrest, the EFCC recovered One iPhone xmax and one Toyota Venza from Akeju, while Agbanah was in possession of one Toyota Venza, one Toyota Camry, two Macbook, one Apple Ipad, one iPhone Xmax, one iPhone 5, one Infinix phone, two hard drive, and one HP printer.