- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it arrested Oke Omoniyi Benjamin after an intelligence report
- The EFCC alleges that Benjamin spent the proceeds from his alleged fraudulent activities on the purchase of two cars
- Other documents were found with him when he was arrested
The Ibadan zonal office of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has announced the arrest of one Oke Omoniyi Benjamin, 33 years old and from Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti state, for internet fraud.
NAIJ.com learnt that Benjamin was arrested sequel to an intelligence report received on August 27, 2018, which alleged that the suspect was into internet fraud.
The intelligence report stated that Benjamin had reportedly defrauded a number of foreigners of their money through fraudulent schemes.
The EFCC also quoted the report as stating further that Benjamin used the proceeds of his fraud to buy two cars, and also own a business known as Signatures Unisex Salon located at 238, Ilawe Road, opposite Baptist School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state.
At the point of arrest, operatives of the commission recovered an Acura TL, 2010 with registration number BDG 969FH and a Lexus ES 300, 2002 with registration number EPE 829FJ, two laptops, two phones, forged documents and several counterfeit cheques of various foreign banks.
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The anti-corruption agency said Benjamin admitted to the allegations against him and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 8, arraigned one Mohammed Sanni Zubair before Justice Ijeoma L Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on a four-count charge of alleged fraud.
A statement by the EFCC said Zubair, a suspected serial fraudster, was alleged to be a member of a syndicate, which specialized on defrauding people.
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