The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested popular female social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale, popularly called, Adeherself, who is know for releasing hilarious videos on social media alongside with 4 other persons on allegation of internet fraud,
According to the Anti-graft agency, through their verified Twitter handle @officialEFCC, they said, Adeherself has confessed to them during interrogations that she was only working for the Internet fraudsters as picker.
Adewale, who always acclaimed to be model, goes by the username @adeherself on Instagram and @adeherself on Twitter.
According to the Anti-graft agency official Twitter handle, Adeherself who is popularly known for curating hilarious videos was arrested in Lagos alongside four others for alleged coordinated fraud cases.
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.
According to the commission, the arrest of Adewale and Ajibola was sequel to intelligence linking them to online fraudulent activities with two brothers, Lasisi Wasiu Adeleke and Lasisi Riliwan Adeniyi, who are at large. They were arrested at a four-bedroom duplex belonging to the two run-away fraudsters.
During interrogation, Adewale also known as “Adeherself” reportedly confessed to being a picker” in cybercrimes.
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, the EFCC said.