5 Lead City Students, 21 Others Arrested For Fraud

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Oyo State police command, on Thursday, paraded 26 suspects, including five students of the Lead City University (LCU), Ibadan, Oyo State.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mbu Joseph Mbu, while speaking at the parade at the policeheadquarters, disclosed that the suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from internet fraud, armed robbery, car snatching to stealing of jewellery worth N25 million.

He added that they were arrested at different parts of the state.

Mbu said the five students were arrested at a hotel in Ojo, Akinyele Local Government Area of the state, with five laptop computers.

The police boss also said after interrogation, it was discovered that the suspects were using the laptop computers to defraud people.

According to the police boss, the students allegedly defrauded some people of $10 million, $500 and $27,000, part of which they used to purchase three vehicles, including a Range Rover worth N6.2 million.

He said another suspect, Kingsley John, broke into his master’s house and carted away jewellery worth N25 million sold them to one Alhaji Haruna Umar (42) in Sasa, Ibadan, for N12 million.

He said three persons (names withheld) were also arrested with 14 explosives.

Mbu said the suspects attempted to bribe policemen with N20,000, which was turned down, adding that the matter was being investigated.

Source- Tribune
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