Self-proclaimed Makinde’s media aide, 25 others arrested for cyber fraud


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC)  has arrested one Babawale Olayinka, a self-appointed Personal Assistant to the Governor of Oyo State on Media Matters, and 25 others on suspicion of cyber fraud.

On Friday, anti-graft agents swooped on the suspects in the Soka neighborhood of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

According to a statement issued on Monday by the EFCC’s Ibadan Zonal Office, the operation was carried out in response to verified intelligence on the suspects’ cybercrime activities.

Twenty-five of the suspects were said to have admitted to participating in cyber fraud.

The suspects are Wale Jegede, Adekunle Solomon, Babawale Daniel Olayinka, Olanipekun Adams, Toheeb Admola, Olatunji Gbolahan, Oyowevotu Moses, Olaide Ibrahim Opeyemi, Olamilekan Rilwan, Olamilekan Akinyemi, Lekan Adenuga, Salami Segun, Lawal Samuel, Kolawole Fuad.

Others are:Olarenwaju Gbolahan, Makinde Olamiposi, Michael Timileyin, Sheriff Ololade, Adewale Dayo, Ajobola Tajudeen, Kazeem Warrees, Obinna Duru, Shotayo Sola, Mohammed Suleiman and Makinde Ajibola.

An identity card was recovered from Olayinka, one of the suspects, identifying him as the Personal Assistant on Media Matters to the Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde.

Other items recovered from the suspects include seven exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and incriminating documents.

The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.