Crime

Two brothers arrested for extorting internet fraudsters using EFFC’s name

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Edwin Eriye

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday arrested two brothers for extorting internet fraudsters with promises to shield them from possible arrest by the Crimes Commission.

Blackbox Nigeria gathered that the suspects, Olatunji Joe Beyioku, 35, and Oluwayomi Beyioka, 37, were arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on Friday during a sting operation.

According to a statement from the Crimes Commission, the suspects claimed to be spy police officers with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, and have ‘assisted’ the commission with information on the whereabouts of internet fraudsters within the town, but it was discovered that they only expose those who failed to meet their demands, while others willing and ready to play ball are shielded.

It was also discovered that they have made several millions of naira sabotaging the Commission’s efforts and living large thereafter.

Items found in the multi-million naira building of the younger brother raised suspicion of the brother’s possible involvement in other forms of criminal activities.

Items recovered from them include two cars; Honda Accord Crosstour and a Mercedes Benz GLK, different brands of mobile phones and charms.

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