Crime & SecurityNewsNigeriaEFCC nabs ‘crossdresser’, 32 other internet fraudsters in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 33 young men in Lagos State for engaging in internet fraud.

Among the culprits is Owoseni Gabriel, who, according to the anti-graft agency, posed as a woman by wearing a gown and a wig to evade arrest.

The EFCC identified other culprits as Salaudeen Hammed, Akinsanya Olamilekan, Olamofe Joshua, Akindele Saheed, Damilare Micheal, Patoki Ayomiku, Olakunle Ismail, Babalola Ayomide, Afolabi Olaibola, Abiodun Olayinka, Samuel Ogunyemi, Adebayo Olarewaju, Abdul-Fatai Olawale and Hassan Ayofe.

Others are Samson Jeremiah, Kolawole Afeez, Owoseni Gabriel, Makinde Oluwasegun, Daniel Seun, Adefolahan Isreal, Olusegun Emmanuel, Olawore Micheal, Hammed Raheem, Micheal Tunde, Francis Chibundu, Jesse Oluwatobiloba, Adenekan Ayotunde, Qudus Adeyi, Sulaimon Oladimeji, Kayode Sunday, Daniel Owosine, and Boluwatife Gbolahan.

In a statement on Wednesday, the commission said they were arrested on May 2, 2023, at the Iyana Ipaja axis of Lagos State, following a tip-off it received on the activities of some young boys involved in computer-related fraud.

EFCC said items recovered from the suspects during the sting operation include a Toyota Camry 2005 model, a Toyota Camry 2009 model, mobile phones and laptop computers, adding that the suspects will be charged in court after investigations have been concluded.


By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)

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