- EFCC carries out an early morning sting operation on 32 suspected internet fraudsters at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital
- The anti-graft commission says 14 of the suspects claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they are self-employed in various vocations
- The commission states that some items recovered from the suspects include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects
Thirty two suspected internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo-Yahoo Boys, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office.
The EFCC in a statement obtained by Legit.ng disclosed that the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital in an early morning sting operation on Thursday, April 25.
The commission stated that the suspects who were between the ages of 15 and 39 years were taken by surprise when EFCC operatives swooped on them at one of their havens in the estate.
“Fourteen of them claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they are self-employed in various vocations," EFCC stated.
“Their arrest was sequel to a petition detailing their alleged fraudulent activities, including internet fraud through which they obtain illicit funds from unsuspecting victims.”
The commission said items recovered from the suspected internet fraudsters include include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects.
The anti-graft agency said suspects are already helping operatives of the commission with useful information, adding that they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Below are some photos of the EFCC raid on the suspected fraudsters:
In another news report, the chief executive officer of Galaxy Transportation and Construction Services Limited, Babagana Dalori. Dalori has been arrested by the EFCC arrested for allegedly defrauding no fewer than 27,400 Nigerians to the tune of about N7 billion through fake promises of mouth-watering returns on their investment in his companies.
The commission’s acting publicity secretary, Tony Orilade, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, April 23.
According to the statement, Dalori, who is currently undergoing interrogation in the commission, had incorporated the firm in 2012 with one tricycle (Keke NAPEP), which through pool investments by members of the public later boasted of 50 tricycles.
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