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Crime - March 13, 2019

24 Suspects Arrested for Internet Fraud in Kwara

Ayotomiwa Ayodele

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ilorin has continued its clampdown on suspected criminals across the country, the latest being the arrests of 24 suspects for internet fraud and 1 suspect for vote buying in Kwara.

Mr Isyaku Sharu, Zonal head of EFCC, Ilorin, who disclosed this in his office, said that most of those arrested “were vibrant, young and energetic youths aged between 18 and 25.

“Among those arrested are two corps members, some students of University of Ilorin and others from the Kwara Polytechnic, including their girlfriends.

“15 of them have been taken to court, while the remaining 10 girls are still under investigation until we find something against them,” he said.

Sharu said that before the Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assemblies Elections, the commission embarked on an enlightenment programme on both the local media; English and Yoruba media, warning citizens against vote buying.

“We informed them that vote buying was a criminal offence as structured in the Electoral procedure act.

“We published our numbers for people to call, and during the last Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections, we got calls and we were able to arrest one person for vote buying and we will soon charge him to court,” he said.

He said the EFCC will collaborate with stakeholders in the state, like the security agents, law enforcement, traditional institution, Corps members and students against economic and financial crimes in the state.

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