The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, on Tuesday, arrested three students and two others over internet fraud and illegal firearms possession.
The two students, Ajaguna Quadri Biola, 27, Nafiu Moshood, 23 and one Anuoluwapo James Olasupo, 22, were reportedly picked up at Ologuneru and Olodo areas of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, after days of surveillance mounted to test the veracity of allegations of fraudulent activities and flamboyant life without tangible source of income leveled against them in series of petitions authored by their neighbours.
At the time of his arrest, Biola, who allegedly claimed to be an undergraduate of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, was in possession of one 2008 Toyota Camry car, two laptops, one iPhone X, two internet modems and one smartwatch. Moshood reportedly said he was a student of Alayande College of Education, Oyo State. Items recovered from him were one iPhone 8 plus, one Tecno phone and one laptop.
In his statement, EFCC said Olasupo claimed to be a phone engineer and two laptops, one phone and one mobile wifi were recovered from him. Also on Tuesday, operatives of the commission arrested 33-year-old Soladoye Hammed Olayinka and Adeleye Ibrahim Adesola, 24 years old.
The duo were said to have been arrested in possession of a Marochi Double Barrel Gun with serial number 149242. Olayinka claimed to be a graduate of Animal Production and Health, while Adesola said he was an undergraduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at Osun State University. EFCC said their arrest was in line with the Presidential Executive Order on withdrawal of licensed firearms and shotguns from private individuals, which took effect from June 1, 2019.