7 National Diploma (ND) students of the MAPOLY (Moshood Abiola Polytechnic), Abeokuta, Ogun,
have been arrested by 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
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
“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,
including laptops, forged documents, were recovered from the suspects
during their arrests. The suspects will be charged to court after
investigations are concluded.