The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin zonal office has arrested one of the suspects wanted by Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, Oyediran Joseph over alleged internet fraud.
Zonal Head of EFCC in Ilorin, Mr Ishyaku Sharu stated this at the second edition of a press briefing tagged ”EFCC/ FBI collaboration in the fight against internet fraud and cybercrime.
According to Mr Sharu, the arrest followed a letter of assistance from United State authority written to the commission about three weeks ago to track possibly arrest and prosecute two most wanted FBI suspects in Nigeria.
He explained that the anti graft agency acceded to FBI request to assist in the arrest of some suspects hence the arrest of Thirty six years old Oyediran who had benefited about Sixty Million Naira from the loot through Western Union transfer.
The Ilorin Zonal Head also said that within Seven months of their operation in the zone, the agency had independently arrested over fifty suspected internet fraudsters, secured conviction of twenty five of them and forfeited exotic cars and money running into millions of Naira to Federal Government.
Mr Sharu, further stated that the zone had traced four properties linked to some cyber crime suspects to choice areas in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State ranging from Supermarkets, plaza and many more with conservative value of the properties to be about One Billion Naira.
He urged Nigerians to assist government in fighting the scourge of internet fraud and cyber crime with a view to making cyber space well forfeited for foreign investors to come and invest to boost the country’s economy.