The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested the proprietor of a Yahoo Yahoo training school in Lagos, Frank Chinedu.
Chinedu, 22, according to the anti-graft agency, was arrested alongside eight students of the unnamed training centre located at 14, Animashaun street, Progressive Estate, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, while receiving lectures in internet fraud activities.
The students are: Ahmed Musa, 24; Desmond Eze, 29; Preye Kingsley, 23; Benjamin Irabor, 21; Benjamin Opah, 19; Akapo Prosper, 22; Innocent Paul, 20 and Olamide Edun, 20.
The suspected internet fraudsters were arrested under cover on May 22, 2019, following intelligence reports received by the commission about their involvement in alleged criminal activities.
Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include nine laptops, 16 mobile phones, an Airtel modem, Orange Wifi and one Toyota Camry with registration number EPE406FN.
The suspects will soon be charged to court, the anti-graft agency said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that EFCC operatives of the Ibadan zonal office on Wednesday, May 22, recorded conviction against four internet fraudsters.
The convicts are Olatunji Samod Oladimeji (aka Theresa), Stephen Ayoola Ogunmefun (aka Michael Schwarz), Adekanmbi Abdulazeez and Tella Adefemi Ibrahim.
The anti-graft commission arraigned them before Justices Ibrahim Watilat and Mohammed Abubakar in Federal High Court 1 and 2, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
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