5 University Students Arrested By EFCC For N16m Fraud


Five University Students arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for alleged fraud.

Of the students arrested, four of them were students of Federal University of Technology, Akure, while one of them is a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.

The suspects paraded by the EFCC are Akinsanmi Adeniyi 21; Adebiyi Abudu, 22; Adeleke Paul, 21; Okali Ugochukwu, 21; and Ogundile James, 23.

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According to a statement by released by the anti-graft agency, the suspects were reportedly picked up at an off- campus residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State.

Students Arrested For Fraud By EFCC

The EFCC statement disclosed that the commission got wind of the suspects’ activities through intelligence.

The statement said:

“Paul and his co-travelers, who go about with the name Tsunami Gang and Young Pablo Money, allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of N16m recently by engaging in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretenses through scam mails.”

Adeleke Paul is a 300 level student of Building Technology, while accomplices James and Olusola are both 400 level students of Agricultural Resources and Mathematics respectively.

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Okali Ugochukwu is a 200 level student of Urban and Regional Planning, while Adebiyi Tayo is a 300 level student of Mathematics.

The EFCC statement also disclosed that several valuables were recovered from the suspects.


The statement also said:

“At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered a 2006, black Toyota Highlander marked LND 112 EG; a 2010 Toyota Camry marked AAA 850 EF; laptops; three Apple iPhone 6; and three Blackberry phones from them.

“Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.”

According to the EFCC, the suspects would be arraigned in court after investigation.