The Oyo State Police Command Thursday paraded some students of a private university in Ibadan who allegedly defrauded their victims of over 27,000 dollars.
The students who the police claimed to be students of a university in Ibadan were among the 26 suspects paraded yesterday. One of the students said he used part of the illegal proceed to buy vehicles worth N6.2m.
While parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Mbu Joseph Mbu said the suspects were arrested for crimes ranging from Internet fraud, armed robbery, car snatching and stealing of jewelry worth N25 million.
He hinted that the suspects were rounded up in different parts of the state. Five students of the university, according to the police, were arrested in a hotel in Ojoo, Akinyele Local Government Area of the state.
Items found with the suspects included five laptops. He said the suspects allegedly used Internet to defraud people of $10million, 500 dollars, 27, 000 dollars at different times.
One of the suspects whose name was given as Nurudeen Oyeniyi said, “I have told them (police) that I do yahoo yahoo. My two most recent deals fetched me $27,000. The first was $17,000 and the second was $10,000. I got that from a woman in California (USA ),” said Oyeniyi.
Another suspect whose name was given as Kingsley John allegedly broke into his master’s house and stole jewelry worth N25 million and sold them to a bureau de change operator, in Sasa, Ibadan for N12 million.
Also paraded were three suspects alleged to have been in possession of 14 explosives.