EFCC arrests MAPOLY students, others for alleged fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested seven National Diploma (ND) students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State for alleged conspiracy, obtaining money by trick (OBT) and possession of forged documents.
The suspects are Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni.They were arrested along with Iyun Ifeoluwa, Odusanwo Ibrahim, Obanijesu Opeyemi Soneye, Azeez Olayinka, Babatunde Ajala, Ojejimi Ademola, Aderowunmi Ayomide and Oluokun Oluwaseun by EFCC operatives within Abeokuta and its environs on August 17, 2016.
Their arrest followed a petition it received on the activities of the suspects, who had been living flamboyantly on proceeds of alleged Internet scam, forgery of financial instruments and lottery scam, among others.
One of the suspects, Olaseni, a 21-year-old Business Administration student, was said to have created a Facebook account with a fictitious name-Dean Robert, with which he interacted with and defrauded his victims.
In his confessional statement, Olaseni gave details of his mode of operation saying, “I tell my victims that they have won Facebook Lottery. I have people who receive the money they send. Then, the money is remitted into my personal bank accounts.”Laptops, forged documents and other incriminating items were recovered from the suspects during their interrogation.
The commission stated that the suspects would be charged to court after investigations are concluded.