The operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Ibadan zonal office on Tuesday botched an attempt by a suspected internet fraudster to flush his phone in a water closet so as to deny the commission access to potential incriminating evidences on the device.
The 20-year-old suspect, Fisayo Falade, was among 15 young men arrested in Ibadan for internet related crimes when operatives of the commission conducted a raid on two locations in the city.
Ten of the suspects were arrested at Akatanpa powerline, while the other five were nabbed at Kushenla area of the city.
The suspects who are between the age of 20 and 28 years, were allegedly hiding behind fake names and identities to perpetrate fraud and dispossess unsuspecting victims of their hard earned money.
The suspects alleged involvement in internet related frauds was reported to the commission by people living in their neighborhood who noticed their expensive lifestyle despite supposedly being undergraduates and without any known source of income.
Items recovered from the suspects include two exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones and several documents containing false information.
The commission said the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.