A serving military personnel, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode and 26 others have been apprehended by the Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office for alleged internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.
A statement released by the antigraft agency says Kayode, with service number NAF18/34732, was arrested in his military attire during an early morning raid at 6B, Fatai Idowu Arobike, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, on Saturday, August 15, 2020, following intelligence received from concerned members of the public about his alleged involvement in criminal activities.
He was arrested alongside Kalu Emmanue; Hassan Sunday; Odinaka David Okem; Victor Ochiabuito; Christopher Prince; Victor Ologhu; Alex Aka; Miracle Onyekwere; Habeeb Ayomide; Olakunle Ajeigbu, Rasheed Olanrewaju and Salam Hakeem.
Others are: Adeniran Nurudeen; Opeyemi Ojo Chris; Derrick Moris; Shehu Oluoti; Fuad Akinbayo; Babatunde Idowu; Uzo Igwe Nathaniel; Debowale Adedoyin; Shegun Emmanuel; Godswill Maduchem; Samson Kazeem; Oluwatobi Oluwatoba, Olaitan Ajao and Oyindamola Kareem.
In his statement to the EFCC, Kayode said the “big shot yahoo yahoo boys” who he was arrested alongside, were his friends and that they had been teaching him how to make money through cybercrime.
While the "boys" are alleged members of Organised Cyber Criminal Syndicate Network, OCCSN, the ladies arrested with them confirmed the alleged involvement of their “boyfriends” in internet fraud.
Items recovered from the suspects include diamond jewelry, exotic cars and expensive phones.
The suspects will be charged to court soon.