25 students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Oyo State have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over their alleged involvement in cybercrime including romance scam, love scam, possession of forged documents and obtaining money by false pretence.
The arrested students said to be between the ages of 18-29 were identified as Pelumi Adigun, 18; Umaru Frederick, 21; Damilola Emmanuel, 22; Tomiwa Oyewole, 29; Adeleke Owolabi, 24; Oladosu Abdullahi, 23; Abdulmusaq Ismail, 25; Isajimi Joshua, 23; Olaniyan Tunde, 22, and Ebosele Francis, 28.
Others are: Oladejo Ibrahim, 26; Oluwadamilare Abimbola, 25; Orimoloye Joshua, 23; Alfred Samuel, 22; Bayewu Ishola, 23; Abiola Gbenga, 25; Alfred Daniel, 20; Agboola Solomon, 21; Arolewola Damilola, 25; Amoo Tunmise, 23; Akeem Taiwo, 25; Segun Ajibola, 25; Hassan Segun, 24; Onicha Joel, 23, and Tafa Basit, 25.
The students’ arrest which was effected in a three-day raid carried out between September 16 and 19, came after Ismail snitched them out. It was gathered that Ismail who confessed to his involved in internet fraud took the EFCC operatives round the hostel, leading to the arrest of many.