EFCC arrests self style 'media aide' to Gov Makinde, 25 others for internet fraud - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Monday, February 14, 2022

EFCC arrests self style 'media aide' to Gov Makinde, 25 others for internet fraud

Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said it has arrested one Babawale Daniel Olayinka, who claimed to be “Personal Assistant to the Oyo State Governor on Media Matters” for internet fraud.

EFCC disclosed that the acclaimed Media aide to Gov Seyi Makinde was arrested on Friday alongside and 25 others at Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo State, over alleged internet-related fraud activities.

Their arrest, according to statement from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency was said to have followed verified intelligence on their cybercrime activities.

EFCC stated that 25 of the suspects have reportedly admitted involvement in internet fraud activities.

The indicted suspects are: Wale Jegede, Adekunle Solomon, Babawale Daniel Olayinka, Olanipekun Adams, Toheeb Admola, Olatunji Gbolahan, Oyowevotu Moses, Olaide Ibrahim Opeyemi, Olamilekan Rilwan, Olamilekan Akinyemi, Lekan Adenuga, Salami Segun, Lawal Samuel, Kolawole Fuad.
Others are: Olarenwaju Gbolahan, Makinde Olamiposi, Michael Timileyin, Sheriff Ololade, Adewale Dayo, Ajobola Tajudeen, Kazeem Warrees, Obinna Duru, Shotayo Sola, Mohammed Suleiman and Makinde Ajibola.

An identity card recovered from Babawale Daniel Olayinka, one of the 26 indicted internet fraud suspects was said to have been introducing him as a Personal Assistant on Media Matters to the Oyo State governor, Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde.  

Items recovered from the suspects include seven exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and incriminating documents.
The EFCC said that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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