According to the Oyo State Police Command Police Public Relations (PPRO), SP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the command has arrested three internet fraudsters, who until their arrest, were into cyber crime, popularly known as “yahoo plus”.
According to Ajisebutu, “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.
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 illicit business.
This they did by hypnotising victims and ‘commanding’ them to part with their Dollars and valuable properties. They further disclosed that those who had fallen victims included foreign nationals and Nigerians.
Exhibits recovered from them included 4 laptops and assorted charms.