EFCC Arrests Footballer, 2 Others For Internet Fraud

A footballer of the feeder team of the Ibadan-based football club, Shooting Stars Sports Club, Oginni Oluwaseyi Dayo, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, over alleged involvement in internet related offences.

He was arrested on Tuesday alongside his brother-in-law, Alabi Okikiola and his friend, Jonas Okwuwe, at a location within the Fortune Estate, Ologuneru Olonde area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Their arrest followed a petition from a neighbour, who raised suspicion on the reckless and flamboyant lifestyles of the suspects.

According to the commission, upon the receipt of the petition and following further discreet investigation, its operatives carried out an early morning operation that led to their arrest.

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Further investigation confirmed that Oginni was truly a footballer of the popular soccer club’s feeder team, but an official said he has not been attending training for a long time.

In their separate statements with the commission, Oginni said he was an Ordinary National Diploma, OND, Part 1 student at the State-owned Polytechnic, Ibadan while Okwuwe claimed to be a Computer Science graduate from the Auchi Polytechnic. Oginni’s brother-in-law, Okikiola, said he had a Higher National Diploma, HND, in Accounting, also from the Polytechnic Ibadan.

Items recovered from the suspects include Laptops, Iphones and other brands of phones.

They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, the commission said.


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