The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 50 suspected internet fraudsters in Oyo State.
According to reports, the suspected fraudsters were nabbed at Alaro Sango, Agbaje Ijokodo and Apete Aladura areas of Ibadan, the capital.
The raid was declared via a statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren onTuesday.
Uwujaren said thirty-four of the suspects have been indicted in the ongoing investigations.
They are Badmus Abeeb, Ibrahim Ahmed, Adeyemo Babatunde, Abdulrashid Ajagbe, Olajide Okiki Peter, Hassan Yusuf Atanda, Yusuf Olasupo Salaudeen, Bello Ahmed Bamidele, Adewale Damilola.
Tosin, Kolawole Yusuf Olawale, Nicholas Ferdinand, Keshiro Olanrewaju, Falana Victor Dapo, Abogunrin Emmanuel, Bosun Tomiwa Tunde, Shelter Chibundo, Banjoko Idris, and Adebayo Akorede.
Others are Awoyinka Afeez Ayodeji, Afonja Olarenwaju, Akingbade Taofeek, Ezekiel Adekunle, Ganiyu Sodiq, Abioye Abiodun, Ogunbayo Daniel, John Timileyin.
The rest: Ominiyi Daniel, Adeniyi Idris Sodiq, Joseph James, Adeyemi Segun Oluwaseun, Adeleke Rasheed, Saliu Tomiwa Rasheed, Itoro Edet Ime and Oseni Nasirudeen
“Some items used in perpetrating the crime were recovered”, Uwujaren added.
After thorough investigations, the suspects will be processed for court.
Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it is not compulsory for Nigerians to have bank accounts in the wake of the influx of fraudulent activities in the banking sector.
Moreover, the EFCC cautioned against people using mere phone numbers to open their bank accounts. “Nearly 40 per cent of Americans do not have accounts. So, it is not very compulsory for everybody in Nigeria to have a bank account,” said Bawa Usman, zonal head of the EFCC in Sokoto.