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EFCC informant allegedly collects N2.6m from suspected fraudsters

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

6 million from suspected Internet fraudsters for protection against arrest by the commission.00 (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) only from one Chijioke Mmadubue and his syndicate of Internet fraudsters based at Chevron axis of Lekki, Lagos under the false pretence that you will protect them from arrest by the operatives of the EFCC which representation you knew to be false.Toma said sometime in March 2021, the commission went for an operation in Ogun State and arrested some suspected Internet fraudsters and one among them by name Jacob, disclosed that the defendant collected N800,000 from his family with the promise of protection in the case.2nd August 2022 2nd August 2022 An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission informant, Ladeji Babatunde, was arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining the sum of N2.

Justice Taiwo further adjourned the matter until August 16, 2022.Toma said that the defendant, an EFCC informant, paraded himself as a staff of the commission and obtained money from the suspected fraudsters with a promise to protect them from being arrested or granted bail when the need arises.

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