The statement said the students, who are aged between 18 and 29 years old, were arrested at their off-campus hostels, following a three-day raid carried out between September 16 and 19, 2019, adding that the operatives acted on intelligence report, which was investigated using sophisticated equipment.
Penpushing further reports that, Uwujaren said the raid also followed months of surveillance and monitoring of their activities, and gave identities of the arrested students as include; Pelumi Adigun,(18); Umaru Frederick,(21); Damilola Emmanuel,(22); Tomiwa Oyewole(29); Adeleke Owolabi, (24); Oladosu Abdullahi,(23); Abdulmusaq Ismail,(25); Isajimi Joshua,(23); Olaniyan Tunde,(22), and Ebosele Francis,(28).
The statement said others are: Oladejo Ibrahim,(26); Oluwadamilare Abimbola,(25); Orimoloye Joshua, (23); Alfred Samuel,(22); Bayewu Ishola,(23); Abiola Gbenga, (25); Alfred Daniel,(20); Agboola Solomon, (21); Arolewola Damilola,(25); Amoo Tunmise,(23); Akeem Taiwo,(25); Segun Ajibola,(25); Hassan Segun, (24); Onicha Joel,(23), and Tafa Bassit,(25).
Penpushing also reports that, the agency said in the course of executing the search, Ismail, who confessed to being involved in internet fraud, took operatives round hostels, leading to the arrest of many of the culprits.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC) disclosed that some of the suspects who jumped over the fence to escape arrest, but were nabbed in the process, adding that the suspected internet fraudsters, who are currently in the custody of the commission will be soon be arraigned in court..
Meanwhile, some of the items recovered from them, which are believed to be the proceeds of their illegal activities, include, a 4matic Benz, a Toyota Camry, a Toyota Corolla, two Macbook computers, two iPads, two iPhones and many other documents, which will be subjected to forensic analysis.