- EFCC arrests 23 men alleged to operators and students of a Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom
- The anti-graft agency said the suspects have confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality
- The operation was jointly carried out by EFCC operatives in Uyo and Abuja in the early hours of Thursday, November 28
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Uyo Zonal Office has arrested 23 suspects who are alleged to be operators and students of a Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom.
According to the statement posted on the commission's page, the suspects were arrested during a raid on Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok village in Eket local government area of the state.
Legit.ng gathers that the operation was jointly carried out by EFCC operatives in Uyo and Abuja in the early hours of Thursday, November 28.
The anti-graft agency said the suspects were arrested after the operatives stormed a building described as 'Yahoo Academy'.
The building is allegedly used for the training of youngsters in various aspects of cyber criminality.
The suspects, according to EFCC, were between the ages of 19 and 35 and have confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality such as love scam, online trading scam, theft identity etc.
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In a related development, Ismaila Mustapha, popularly known as Mompha, has reportedly been granted bail by a federal high court sitting in Lagos on Friday, November 29.
Mompha who was arraigned by the EFCC was granted N100m bail. He was arraigned on Monday, November 25, on a 14-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N33billion. \
Mompha was arrested on Saturday, October 19 and had since been remanded in the EFCC’s custody following a court order.
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