EFCC Arrests Two OAU Students Over Internet Fraud (Photo)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office
has arrested the duo of Timothy Adegbaji Ademiju and Taiye Shittu
Habibulahi, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun
State, for offences bordering on internet fraud and obtaining by false
pretence. 
Ademiju, 36, a staff of a new generation bank, allegedly struck a deal
with a student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Ondo State, one
David Olaoluwa Adesubokan, also known as Opinion (now at large), to
fleece one Giacomo Rossi, an Italian, of huge sum of money while posing
as a lady by name, Grace Thomas.
Ademiju allegedly used his position as the officer in charge of Western
Money Transfer to process the fraudulent transactions coming from the
Italian to ‘Thomas’. 
The arrest followed a petition from the victim alleging that he was
contacted on a dating site by one ‘Thomas’ posing to be an American
Nursing student from OAU, and was in dire need of financial assistance
in form of a loan to complete her studies. The loan which ‘Thomas’
promised to pay back was a decoy to trick Rossi into the fraudulent
game. 
According to the petitioner, he had offered monetary assistance, paid in
tranches, to the tune of €2,400 (Two Thousand Four Hundred Euros) which
is equivalent of N1,221,600.00 (One Million, Two Hundred and Twenty One
Thousand, Six Hundred Naira) before it dawned on him that it was a
scam. 
The suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded.