The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos zonal office, has arrested seven students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State for cyber crime.
The suspects names include, Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni.
They were nabbed alongside Iyun Ifeoluwa, Odusanwo Ibrahim, Obanijesu Opeyemi Soneye, Azeez Olayinka, Babatunde Ajala, Ojejimi Ademola, Aderowunmi Ayomide and Oluokun Oluwaseun by operatives of the Commission within Abeokuta.
According to report, the suspect were living a flambouyant life in the University
One of the suspects, Olaseni, a 21-year-old Business Administration student, was said to have created a Facebook account with the name Dean Robert, with which he interacted with his victims.
He said , “I tell them (his victims) that they have won Facebook Lottery. I have people who receive the money sent by the victims. Then, the money is remitted into my personal accounts domiciled in GTBank and Skye Bank.”
A number of items, including laptops, forged documents, were recovered from the suspects during their arrests.
The suspects will be charged to court after investigations are concluded.