Some National Diploma (ND) students of the MAPOLY (Moshood Abiola Polytechnic) in Abeokuta, Ogun, have been detained by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zonal office, and charged with conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretenses and possession of forged documents.
The arrested suspects who were living a flamboyant life linked to internet scam, forgery of financial instruments and lottery scam, include; Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni, studying different courses in the institution.
The EFCC officers also arrested Iyun Ifeoluwa, Odusanwo Ibrahim, Obanijesu Opeyemi Soneye, Azeez Olayinka, Babatunde Ajala, Ojejimi Ademola, Aderowunmi Ayomide and Oluokun Oluwaseun following a petition received by the Commission about their activities.
Confessing to newsmen, 21-year-old Business Administration student, Olaseni said he created a Facebook account with the name Dean Robert, with which he interacted with his victims.
“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” he said.
A number of items, laptops, forged documents, and more were recovered from the suspects during their arrests. The suspects will be charged to court after investigations are concluded.