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General News of Thursday, 2 November 2023


Drama as EFCC releases OAU students arrested for alleged internet fraud, deletes controversial tweet

EFCC releases 58 arrested OAU students EFCC releases 58 arrested OAU students

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed that many of the students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) who were arrested for suspected internet fraud have been released.

The Cable reported that 58 out of the 69 suspects picked up in their off-campus hostels in Ile-Ife have regained freedom. EFCC releases 58 arrested OAU students.

The EFCC in a statement on Wednesday night, November 1, said those released were duly profiled by the Ibadan Zonal Command.

The statement was signed by Dele Oyewale, the EFCC's Head of media and publicity.

The anti-graft agency added that profiling of suspects yet unreleased "will be completed, without further delay".