November 30, 2022

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, November 11, 2022 arraigned a 30-year-old man, Yusuf Yusuf Olarewaju, for internet fraud related offences before Justice Adebayo Yusuf of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin.

Olarewaju, a native of Erin-Ile in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State was arrested on October 23, 2022 following actionable intelligence about the activities of some syndicates of fraudsters operating in the town.

The defendant was arrested and found to be in possession of one iphone 14 Pro Max, one Toyota Corolla 2005 Model Car, one Mercedes Benz GLK 2010 Model and a Toyota Camry 2013 Model Car.

Investigation revealed that Olarewaju, while using a fraudulent email, ksmithkatie27@gmail.com posed as one Smith Katie, a white female from Missouri, USA, to strike relationships with one James Gibson (Jimmy) and Stephen Speer, both of whom he swindled to the tune of $30,000 USD between 2021 and 2022.

The defendant confessed to the crime and was consequently charged to court on one count by the anti-graft agency, EFCC reports

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