The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, Friday arrested two blood brother for extorting internet fraudsters with promises to shield them from possible arrest by the Commission.
According to EFCC, the siblings, Olatunji Joe Beyioku (35) and Oluwayomi Beyioku (37) were arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, during a sting operation.
The commission stated that the two brothers claimed to be spy police officers with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), and have ‘assisted’ the Commission with information on the whereabouts of internet fraudsters within the town, but that they only expose those who failed to meet their demand, while others willing and ready to play ball are shielded.
It was also discovered that they have made several million of naira sabotaging the Commission’s efforts and live large therefrom.
EFCC stated that the search conducted on the younger brother’s palatial residence along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway suggested that they may be living far above their means and that items found in the multi-million naira building also raised suspicion of the brothers’ possible involvement in other forms of criminal activities.
According to EFCC, items recovered from the two suspects include two cars, Honda Accord Crosstour and a Mercedes Benz GLK, different brands of mobile phones and charms.