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EFCC arrests club owner, suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan

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OPERATIVES of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) have arrested AdepojuOlawale Sunday, owner of “De Rock Club”, Ring Road, Ibadan and 21 other suspected internet fraudsters. operation.

  The club owner and the other suspected internet fraudsters, according to EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, were arrested in an intelligence-driven operation carried out by the operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Command of the anti-corruption commission.

Sunday, 36, graduate of Industrial Chemistry of the OlabisiOnabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, also runs Helpline Foundation, Special Service Global Trust (S.S.G) Limited, all in Ibadan. He was arrested with a 2020 Range Rover HSE Sports Utility Vehicle.

  Uwujaren informed that a couple: Aladenusi Adegboyeyega Ayodeji and Aladenusi Omowunmi Sadiat (aka Bonnie and Clyde) was among the 21 other suspected internet fraudsters arrested alongside Adepoju Sunday.

The suspects were arrested after series of surveillance and intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.

Items recovered from them include five cars, laptop computers, mobile phones, and incriminating documents containing false presences.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Meanwhile the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed an 11-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery and stealing against the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, and three others.

The charge was filed by the EFFC’s Lagos Head of Legal Monitoring Unit, Rotimi Oyedepo, at the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State on September 1, 2022.

Count 1 of the charge read, “That you Oluomo Taiwo, Oladayo Samuel, Adeyemo Adedeji Taiwo and Adeyanju Amoke (now at large) sometimes in 2019 in Abeokuta, within the jurisdiction of this court conspired amongst yourselves to use the total sum of N2.475bn which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of your unlawful activity to wit: stealing from the treasury of Ogun State House of Assembly. You thereby committed an offence contrary to sections 18 (a), 15 (2) (d) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2011 as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.”

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The commission said it intends to call at least 10 witnesses to testify and tender documents and exhibits.

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