Footballer, two others arrested for Internet fraud

Footballer, two others arrested for Internet fraud


A member of the feeder team of the popular Ibadan – based Shooting Stars Sports Club , aka 3 SC, Dayo Oginni , was on Monday arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission , Ibadan zonal office , for alleged involvement in Internet – related offences.

Oginni was arrested alongside his brother -in -law , Alabi Okikiola ; and his friend , Jonas Okwuwe, at a location on Fortune Estate, in the Ologuneru Olonde area of Ibadan , the Oyo State capital .

Their arrest followed a petition from a neighbour , who raised suspicion on the lifestyle of the suspects , who he said did not have any known sources of income .

“Upon receipt of the petition and further discreet investigation , operatives of the commission carried out an early morning raid which led to their arrest on Monday , ” a source said .

Further investigation confirmed that Oginni was indeed a member of the popular soccer feeder team , but an official said he had not been attending training for a while .

In their separate statements to the EFCC, Oginni said he was an Ordinary National Diploma Part 1 student at The Polytechnic, Ibadan ; Okwuwe claimed to be a Computer Science graduate from the Auchi Polytechnic, while Oginni ’s brother- in- law , Okikiola , said he had a Higher National Diploma in Accounting.

Items reportedly recovered from the suspects included laptops and phones of different brands.

The EFCC said , “They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded .”

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