University Student, 9 Others Arrested Over Cybercrime

Cybercrime. Photo: Centre Tecnologies
Cybercrime. Photo: Centre Tecnologies

The Nigerian Security and civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested ten persons for cybercrime activities at Ojodu Berger in Lagos.


According to the state NSCDC Commandant, Tajudeen Balogun, the fraudsters were arrested following an intelligence report, alleging that the gang leader was a 100-L Accounting student of a private university in Ibadan, Oyo state.

The suspected fraudsters are between the ages of nineteen and twenty-nine, Balogun confirmed.


Balogun alleged that one Toyota Camry saloon car with number-plate EPE 406 FN, nine laptops, two debit cards, Airtel modem, one Orange Wi-Fi, eleven laptop chargers, two extention boxes, and substances suspected to be Indian hemp and charms.


“On May 22, the state command got a piece of information about a case of abduction, assault and cybercrime.


“This was a result of a tip-off by a victim, Demini Emmanuel. The victim claimed he was abducted, assaulted and forced to engage in cybercrime by the suspects since January 2019.


“The command swung into action and arrested ten suspects at 14b, Animashaun Street, inside Progressive Estate, Ojodu Berger, Lagos,” he stated.

According to him, the suspects would be prosecuted immediately after investigation.

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