has arrested five alleged internet fraudsters, including a famous skit
maker and self-acclaimed social media influencer who goes by the name
Adedamola Adewale, for their alleged involvement in internet-related
The five suspects were apprehended in different areas of Lagos during a raid by operatives.
According to the EFCC, the social media influencer who originally goes
by the name Lamina Hamzat Ajibola, had been an accomplice to Adewale and
both were arrested at the Agungi area of Lekki, Lagos State, while the
trio of Israel Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie, were
picked up at the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state.
“The arrest of Adewale and Ajibola was sequel to intelligence linking
them to online fraudulent activities with two brothers, Lasisi Wasiu
Adeleke and Lasisi Riliwan Adeniyi, who are at large. They were arrested
at a four-bedroom duplex belonging to the two run-away fraudsters,” the
EFCC said in a statement on Tuesday.
“Intelligence also linked them with alleged flamboyant lifestyles.
During interrogation, Adewale, a self-acclaimed model, who goes by the
username @adeherself on Instagram, confessed to being a picker” in
“He usually poses as a lady to hoodwink her foreign preys,” the statement
Items recovered from the suspects include two Toyota Camry 2009 model
cars, and a sum of N9,000,000.00 (Nine Million Naira only), which was
found in Adewale’s account.
According to the EFCC, the other suspects; Onyebuchi, Olayode and
Nwokorie were arrested for their alleged involvement in a romance scam.
They were arrested during another raid, following a separate intelligence.
Investigation revealed that Nwokorie was posing as a female American
citizen and sending photos as a porn star to defraud his victim while
Onyebuchi was engaging in a love scam as well as forging foreign
Items recovered from the suspects include laptops and mobile phones and
according to the anti-graft agency, all the suspects will soon be
arraigned once investigations are concluded.