The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a top social media Influencer, Adedamola Adewale identified by the username @adeherself on the social media platforms of Instagram and Twitter alongside four other suspects.
Adewale and his accomplice, Lamina Hamzat Ajibola, Israel Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Olayode and Valentine Nwokorie were arrested at the Agungi and Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State.
While being interrogated, Adewale confessed that he usually pose as a lady to defraud her foreign “preys”. Statements released by the EFCC reads;
“During interrogation, Adewale, a self-acclaimed model, who goes by the username @adeherself on Instagram, confessed to being a picker” in cybercrimes. He usually poses as a lady to hoodwink her foreign “preys”.
Continuing he said;
“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.”