The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sunday arrested one
Oruku Oluwafemi, a car dealer, for forgery in the case involving five
former students of Federal University of Technology Akure and Adekunle
Ajasin, Akangba (AAUA) respectively.
His arrest followed an investigation on the real
owners of the cars belonging to Fasakin Adeleke Paul (21), Ogundile
Ademola James Olasunkanmi (23), Abudu Adeniyi Tayo (a.k.a) Kolawole
Tajudeen) (20). Others are Ifeobu Ugochukwu (21) and Olusola Franklin
Akusanmi (21), after their parents approached the court for a release of
the cars recovered from them at the point of arrest and stating that
they bought the cars for their children. Oluwafemi who is a car dealer,
after he was approached by the parents of the suspects, with intent to
hide the source of the cars, forged some receipts by changing the names
of the initial owners of the cars to that of their parents.
Olusola however confessed to his actions and that he was not aware that they were being prosecuted by the EFCC.
It would be recalled that suspected internet fraudsters were arraigned
by the Commission on Friday January 12, 2017 before Justice Abdu-Dogo of
the Federal High Court, Akure on a 53-count charge bordering on
conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretence, possession of fraudulent
documents and forgery.
The cars includes a 2006, black Toyota highlander with registration
number(Lagos) LND 112 EG, 2010 light- green Toyota Camry (Muscle)
registration number (Lagos) AAA 850 EF. Other items recovered from the
suspects includes; laptops, three Apple iphone6 and three Blackberry
phones from them. Some implicating documents were also found and
downloaded from their laptops.
Paul who go about with the name Tsunami Gang and Young Pablo Money
alongside his co-travelers were arrested sometimes in July 2016
following series of intelligence gather by the operatives over their
fraudulent activities. The suspected internet fraudsters allegedly
swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of Sixteen
million naira (N16M) by engaging in internet scams and obtaining money
under false pretences.