The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has arrested comedy skit creator, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola; and a self-acclaimed Social Media Influencer, Rukayat Adedamola Adéwálé, aka Aunty Dami; 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. The arrest of Miss Adewale and Mr 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, Miss Adewale, who also claimed to be a model, and poses on both Twitter and Instagram by the username @adeherself, confessed to being a ‘picker’ in cyber crimes. She admits that she poses to hoodwink her 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 Miss 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 Rukayat Adedamola Adéwálé 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 Lamina or was at the same location with him when the EFCC operation took place.
Source: The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC