Adedamola Adewale, also known as ‘Ade Herself’ on Social Media, and four others, were apprehended by operatives of The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, in connection with their alleged involvements in internet-related fraud.
During interrogation, ‘Ade Herself’ confessed to being a picker” for Yahoo-Yahoo boys and also revealed how he and his accomplices used model pictures to hoodwink their marks to send money.
The Anti-graft Agency’s Tweet reads:
“The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office has arrested five alleged internet fraudsters, including one Adedamola Adewale, a self-acclaimed social media influencer, for their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud,”
“The five suspects were apprehended in different areas of Lagos during a raid by operatives.”
“While Adewale, 20, and her accomplice, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola, were arrested at the Agungi area of Lekki, Lagos State, while Israel Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie were picked up at the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State.”
EFCC also announced the arrest of Adewale and Ajibola, who were apprehended at a four-bedroom duplex belonging to the two run-away fraudsters and brothers, Lasisi Wasiu Adeleke and Lasisi Riliwan Adeniyi, who are at large. Intelligence linked them to online fraudulent activities which enabled them afford the flamboyant lifestyles they had all been living before the bubble burst.
Items recovered from the suspects include two Toyota Camry 2009 model cars, and a sum of N9,000,000.00 (Nine Million Naira only), which was found in Adewale’s account.
The commission also said that the other suspects; Onyebuchi, Olayode, and Nwokorie were arrested for their alleged involvement in a romance scam.
Investigation revealed that Nwokorie employed an assumed identity of a female American Porn star to defraud his victim while Onyebuchi was engaging in a love scam as well as documents and cheque forgery.