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Breaking News! EFCC Arrests ‘Aunty Dami’, Four Others, For Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has arrested comedy skit creator, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola aka Aunty Dami; self-acclaimed Social Media Influencer, Adedamola Adéwálé, along with three others for alleged internet fraud. They were apprehended in different locations of Lagos via a raid by operatives of the anti financial crime agency. Their arrest of Mr Adewale and Miss Ajibola was a result of intelligence linking them to online fraudulent activities with two brothers, Lasisi Wasiu Adeleke and Lasisi Riliwan Adeniyi, who are on the run at the moment. Both Lamina Ajibola and Adedamola Adéwálé were arrested at a four-bedroom duplex in Agungi, Lekki, belonging to the two run-away fraudster brothers.

The others arrested are the trio of Israel Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie were picked up at the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State. The suspects were apprehended in different areas of Lagos.

Intelligence also linked them with  alleged extravagant lifestyles. During interrogation, Adewale, who also claimed to be a model, and poses on both Twitter and Instagram as a woman, by the username @adeherself, confessed to being a  ‘picker’ in cyber crimes. He admits that he poses as a lady to hoodwink his foreign victims.

The EFCC claims that they recovered from the suspects, two Toyota Camry 2009, and a sum of ₦9,000,000.00 (nine million Naira only), discovered in Adedamola Adéwálé’s bank account.

Following intelligence reports, the other suspects, namely Onyebuchi,  Olayode and  Nwokorie, were  arrested for alleged involvement in a romance scam in a separate case and a different raid. According to intelligence gathered, Nwokorie  was posing  as a female American citizen, and sending  pictures as a porn star, to defraud his victim while  Onyebuchi was  engaging  in a love scam and forging foreign cheques. Items recovered from them are laptops and mobile phones.

EFCC says that the suspects will soon be arraigned in court once investigations are concluded and possibly the arrest of Lasisi Wasiu Adeleke and Lasisi Riliwan Adeniyi.

Miss Lamina Hamza Ajibola has been making lots of influence lately, and this development will come as a shock to her teeming fans. The talented young woman has been creating amazing contents to thrill her fans. Already, some of her fans are hoping that she exonerates herself. While some are saying that she must have been arrested because she was friends with Adéwálé or the same location with him when the EFCC operation took place.

Source: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC

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