Alleged cybercrime: EFCC arrests 12 suspected fraudsters in Ilorin

Alleged cybercrime: EFCC arrests 12 suspected fraudsters in Ilorin

- EFCC said it has arrested suspected internet fraudsters, known as Yahoo boys, during a clampdown in Ilorin, Kwara state

- The commission said the suspected internet fraudsters were successfully nabbed in Ilorin metropolis after intelligence reports

- Among items recovered and paraded by the anti-graft commission are nine laptops and several mobile gadgets

Not less than 12 internet fraudsters met their waterloo in Ilorin as operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) unleashed a clampdown on 'Yahoo-Yahoo' boys in Kwara state.

The antigraft commission, in a statement on its Facebook page on Thursday, March 19, said the internet fraudsters were nabbed by men of its Ilorin zonal office.

EFCC said the operation was carried out within Ilorin Metropolis following an intelligence report and thorough investigation.

"They were arrested at locations within the Ilorin Metropolis based on intelligence reports gathered by the EFCC over their fraudulent activities," the commission said.

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The agency gave the name of the suspected fraudsters as Babatunde Omiyale, Salau Olumide, Akinsanya Ridwan Olamide, Akinola Eniola, Bashir Abdulbasit, and Jide Owolabi.

Others include Kolade Balogun, Salawu Oluwadamilare, Akinola Opeyemi, Adewumi Johnson, Abiola Adedeji and Salawu Victor.

The commission recovered nine laptops, several phones among other items.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recorded another breakthrough in its fight against advanced cyberfraud after it nabbed six men suspected to be internet fraudsters known as "Yahoo boys."

In a statement released by the anti-graft commission on its official page on Facebook on Wednesday, March 4, the suspects were arrested during a house raid in Ibadan on Monday, March 2, 2020.

EFCC said one of the suspects Azeez Adebowale, 38, was arrested with a mini coffin suspected to contain fetish materials.

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A statement by the commission also disclosed that the fraudsters were nabbed by men of its Ibadan zonal office around Oluyole and Alao-Akala estates. Among items recovered from the suspects include four cars, various brands of sophisticated phones and an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card.

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