Nigerian Afolabi Samad was caught in Abuja by the country’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to the commission, the young man founded a Yahoo Yahoo (cyber-fraud) Academy in Abuja.
According to Pulse.ng, the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspect and 16 of his students were arrested in a sting operation.
The suspects, who are between the ages of 18 and 27, were apprehended in their hideout at Peace Court Estate, Lokogoma, according to the news agency.
“Laptops, phones, charms, and two automobiles were recovered from the suspects: a Lexus RX350 and a Toyota Highlander. As soon as the investigations are completed, the suspects will be charged in court “Wilson Uwujaren is quoted as having said.
Samad is said to have hired the three-bedroom flat for N3 million to teach his apprentices about cyber-fraud.
After the investigations are completed, he and his apprentices are anticipated to face a court.
Meanwhile, according to a previous story, police in Nigeria’s Ekiti state have initiated an inquiry into whether one pastor, Ade Abraham, has accepted large sums of money from his congregation in order to transport them to heaven.
According to the BBC, a disgruntled member of the clergyman’s congregation filed a police report regarding his alleged behavior.
The complainant told the police that a man of God had charged him 310,000 naira (GHC5643.25) to see the alleged heaven gate at Araromi-Ugbeshi town, Ekiti state, where he claimed that God had revealed to him.
Pastor Ade Abraham’s congregation was previously situated in Kogi, then Kaduna, before traveling south with his followers to a camp he created in Ekiti state, according to reports.
According to the BBC, his disgruntled follower who denounced him to the police has returned home to Kaduna state, but his wife has refused to join him, claiming that the “rapture” is approaching.
The Christian Association of Nigeria, according to reports, has issued a statement disowning Pastor Ade Abraham, also known as Noah Abraham, and condemning his alleged behavior.
He admitted to making the assertion about Heaven’s Gate to the BBC, stating it was revealed to him by “the God he serves” to test the faith of his church members.
He was quick to refute claims that he had charged his followers to take them to the alleged heaven.
According to the BBC, Ekiti state police have gathered written testimony from members of his church and initiated an inquiry.