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EFCC informant allegedly collects N2.6m from Internet fraudsters

EFCC informant allegedly collects N2.6m from Internet fraudsters
An informant of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ladeji Babatunde, has been arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos State, for allegedly obtaining the sum of N2.6m from suspected Internet fraudsters for protection against arrest.

3rd August 2022 EFCC logo 3rd August 2022 An informant of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ladeji Babatunde, has been arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos State, for allegedly obtaining the sum of N2.Justice Taiwo further adjourned the matter until August 16, 2022.The charges read in part, “That you, Ladeji Babatunde, on or about 19th and 22nd February 2021 at Lagos, within the Ikeja Judicial Division of this honourable court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of N1, 500,000.00 only from one Chijioke Mmadubue and his syndicate of Internet fraudsters based in the Chevron axis of Lekki, Lagos, under the false pretences that you would protect them from arrest by operatives of the EFCC, which representation you knew to be false.

Toma said Babatunde paraded himself as a worker with the commission and obtained money from the fraudsters with a promise to protect them from arrest.Babatunde was charged with four counts of obtaining money by false pretences, contrary to Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act No.

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