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Ibadan twin brothers, 5 others arrested for internet fraud

Twin brothers, Adio Taiwo Hassan and Adio Kehinde Hussein were among the eight suspects recently arrested for alleged involvement in internet fraudulent activities in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC

The suspects were arrested on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Apete and Apata areas of Ibadan, Oyo State, Dele Oyewale, spokesperson for the EFCC said in a statement on Thursday.

According to him, the eight suspects were arrested following surveillance and actionable intelligence on their suspected involvement in internet-related offences.

The five other suspects are: Jeremiah Gabi, Dennis Gomina, Adepoju Noah Ibukun, Olabode Samson Opeyemi and Adewumi Adeboye Ayomide.

EFCC also revealed in the statement that the Oyo State Police Command handed over three suspected internet fraudsters to its Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC on December 7, 2023.

The suspects were arrested by the police while on patrol.

However, the anti-graft agency said Investigations it carried out revealed that one of the three suspects was not involved in internet fraud and was released immediately without any bail condition.

The two suspects are Joseph Isaac Justice and Ayoola Oluwatosin.

Items recovered from the nine suspected fraudsters include one Toyota Corolla car, iPhone 11, two Samsung mobile phones among others.

They would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

Dele Oyewale

Head, Media & Publicity

December 14, 2023