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Alleged Fraud: EFCC Arrests Instagram Sensation, Adeherself, Four Others

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Tobi Adebayo 

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Adedamola Adewale a.k.a Adeherself and five others for alleged internet fraud.

The commission made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

EFCC also said that the five suspects were apprehended in different areas of Lagos during a raid by its operatives.

The statement read: “While Adewale, 20, and his accomplice, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola, were arrested at the Agungi area of Lekki, Lagos State, the trio of Israel Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie were picked up at the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State.

“Intelligence also linked them with  alleged flamboyant lifestyles.

“During interrogation, Adewale, a self-acclaimed model, who goes by the username @adeherself on Instagram, confessed to being a  picker” in cyber crimes. He usually poses as a lady to hoodwink her foreign “preys”.

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“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 other suspects;  Onyebuchi,  Olayode and  Nwokorie were  arrested for their alleged involvement in a romance scam.  They  were arrested during another raid, following a separate intelligence.

“Investigation revealed that Nwokorie  was posing  as a female American citizen and sending  photos as a porn star to defraud his victim while  Onyebuchi was  engaging  in a love scam as well as forging foreign cheques.

“Items recovered from the suspects include laptops and mobile phones. All the suspects will soon be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

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