The Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested thirty students suspected to be cybercriminals at the hostels of Kwara State University, Ilorin.
The Ilorin Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency according to its spokesman, Wilson Uwajaren made the arrests following an intelligence report on the suspects’ alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.
“Part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating in campuses around Ilorin to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income,’’ he stated.
The spokesman said that based on intelligence reports and weeks of surveillance, EFCC operatives searched some hostels in the university on September 19 and made a number of arrests.
He added that during interrogation, those found not culpable were released to the Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution, while the targets were taken to the zonal command headquarters for questioning.
Uwujaren said that some of the items recovered from the suspects were six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and incriminating documents.
He said that the suspects would be charged in court as soon as investigation is concluded.