Five suspected undergraduate internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
They are: Paul Adeleke, 21; Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi, 21; Okali Ugochukwu, 21 and Ogundile Ademola James, 23. all students of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).
The fifth suspect, Tayo Adebiyi, 22, is a student of Adekunle Ajashin University, Akungba (AAUA).
Together, the suspects are known as ‘Tsunnami Gang’ and ‘Young Pablo Money’, it was learnt.
They allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of N16million through the internet
They were picked up at an off- campus residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, the Ondo State capital on Friday.
Paul is a 300-Level student of Building Technology while James and Olusola are both 400-Level students of Agricultural Resources and Mathematics respectively. Okali is a 200-Level student of Urban and Regional Planning, while Adebiyi is a 300 level Student of Mathematics of the AAUA.
At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives were said to have recovered a 2006 black Toyota Highlander with registration number Lagos LND 112 EG, 2010 light-green Toyota Camry with registration number Lagos AAA 850 EF, laptops, three Apple iPhone 6 and three Blackberry phones from them. Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.
The Head, Public Affairs, Ibadan Zonal Office of the commission, Mr Ayo Oyewole, who confirmed the arrest, said the suspects would be arraigned as soon as investigation is completed.