The twin brothers Taiwo and Kehinde Adio, along with five other people, were taken into custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ibadan, Oyo State, on suspicion of engaging in online fraud.
This was revealed in a statement released on Thursday in Abuja by EFCC spokesperson Dele Oyewale.
He claims that on December 7, in the Ibadan neighbourhoods of Apete and Apata, the suspects were taken into custody after surveillance and useful information about their alleged involvement in online offences was obtained.
Jeremiah Gabi, Dennis Gomina, Adepoju Ibukun, Olabode Opeyemi, and Adewumi Ayomide are the other five accused.
In a similar spirit, on December 7, the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC received three suspected online fraudsters from the Oyo State Police Command. While on patrol, the cops detained them.
“The EFCC’s investigations showed that one of the three suspects was not engaged in online fraud, and they were promptly freed without posting bail.
He declared, “The two suspects are Ayoola Oluwatosin and Joseph Isaac Justice.”
Nine alleged scammers have had many items retrieved from them, including two Samsung smartphones, an iPhone 11, and a Toyota Corolla automobile.
Oyewale declared that as soon as the investigations are over, the culprits would face legal charges.