The Ibadan zonal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has apprehended five suspected undergraduate students.
Five of them are reported to be internet scammers who, so far, has defrauded their victims to the tune of for about N16million.
A statement signed by the zonal head of EFCC in Ibadan, Mr. Wilson Uwujare, said “The fraudsters who are between 20 and 23 years of age include: Adeleke Paul (21), Adebiyi Tayo Abudu (22), Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi (21), Ogundile Ademola James (23) and Okali Ugochukwu (21).
“The commission got wind of their activities through series of intelligence.
“Paul and his co-travelers go about with the name Tsunnami Gang and Young Pablo Money.
“They allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of N16million recently.
“The suspected fraudsters engaged in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretenses through scam mails.
“Paul is a penultimate final year’s student of Building Technology while James and Olusola are both 400 level students of Agricultural Resources and Mathematics respectively.
“Okali is a 200 level student of Urban and Regional Planning.
“Adebiyi Tayo is a 300 level Student of Mathematics of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State.
“At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered a 2006 black Toyota highlander with registration number (Lagos) LND 112 EG, 2010 light- green Toyota Camry (Muscle) registration number (Lagos) AAA 850 EF, laptops, three Apple iphone6 and three Blackberry phones from them.
“Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.
“They are to be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed,” Mr. Wilson noted.
Four of the gang members are students of Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA).
While one is a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, (AAUA).