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EFCC nabs alleged ‘419’ syndicate for defrauding Professor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has cracked down on alleged gang of fraudsters.
According to Dailypost, The anti-graft agency alleged that the gang specialise in exploiting personal data of foreign-based Nigerians to defraud their friends and relations back home.

Four of the gang-members are ‘Hon.’ Oladipupo Adebayo, Bimbo Bilewu, Ibrahim Odunayo and Oyeleye Oluwatosi now in the EFCC custody.

Others, it was learnt, are still at large.

The anti-graft spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said this in a statement in Abuja.

Further, Uwujaren explained, “The Commission had launched a manhunt on the suspects after receiving a petition from one Prof Godwin Ekhaguere.

Also, investigations into the gang’s operations reportedly revealed that they have a mobile application used in making a local number appear foreign to the call recipient.

It also alleged that they used unregistered SIM cards to make their calls in order to blur out chances of tracing their real identities.

Another alleged trick to evade arrest, according to investigations, was to open bank accounts in other people’s names and take over the ATM cards from them.

Besides, they reportedly direct their victims to pay into such accounts and use the ATM cards to withdraw the cash.

However, EFCC, affirmed that the suspects have owned up to the allegations against them, and are now helping the Commission in further investigations into crimes of similar nature.

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