25 students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The students were arrested for their involvement in various forms of fraud including romance scam, possession of forged documents, and obtaining money by false pretense, a statement by the anti-graft agency stated.
The students, who are aged between 18 and 29 years old, were arrested at their off-campus hostels, following a three-day raid carried out between September 16 and 19, 2019.
They include Pelumi Adigun, Umaru Frederick, Damilola Emmanuel, Tomiwa Oyewole, Adeleke Owolabi, Oladosu Abdullahi, Abdulmusaq Ismail, Isajimi Joshua, Olaniyan Tunde, and Ebosele Francis.
Others are Oladejo Ibrahim, Oluwadamilare Abimbola, Orimoloye Joshua, Alfred Samuel, Bayewu Ishola, Abiola Gbenga, Alfred Daniel, Agboola Solomon, Arolewola Damilola, Amoo Tunmise, Akeem Taiwo, Segun Ajibola, Hassan Segun, Onicha Joel, and Tafa Bassit.
EFCC said its operatives acted on intelligence report, which was investigated using sophisticated equipment. The raid also followed months of surveillance and monitoring of their activities.
Some of the items recovered from them, which are believed to be the proceeds of their illegal activities online, include, a 4matic Benz, a Toyota Camry, a Toyota Corolla, two Macbook computers, two iPads, two iPhones and many other documents, which the EFCC said will be subjected to forensic analysis.