The Oyo State Police Command have disclosed the arrest of three suspected internet fraudsters in a statement issued on Wednesday in Ibadan.
The Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adekunle Ajisebutu revealed that the suspected criminals were arrested following a tip off by members of the public. According to the statement;
“Their arrest was made possible following a tip-off by members of the public.
The suspects, Lanre (26), Sukanmi (28) and Opeyemi (26) were picked up from their hideout at Soka area, Ibadan, at about 6.30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16 by the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad. The suspects, who had been elusive for some time now, were finally arrested after several days of intelligence assembling and painstaking investigation carried out by the police.
“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to being internet fraudsters and had defrauded many innocent victims they referred to as ‘clients’ of their hard-earned money in Naira and foreign currencies. They also disclosed that they often use charms to facilitate their criminal business.
“This they did by hypnotizing victims and ‘commanding’ them to part with their Dollars and valuable properties. They further revealed that those who had fallen victims included foreign nationals and Nigerians.”
“Exhibits gotten from them included four assorted laptops and assorted criminal charms.
“The Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, has directed that discreet investigation be carried out about their other nefarious activities at the end of which they would be arraigned in court.’’