- EFCC has secured the conviction of 20 internet fraudsters known as Yahoo boys in Ogun and Osun states
- The fraudsters were sentenced on Wednesday, June 10, to different degrees of jail terms for impersonation
- The anti-graft agency in a statement said it convicted 17 in Abeokuta and 3 in Osogbo
Not less than 20 internet fraudsters met their waterloo as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) unleashed a clampdown on 'Yahoo-Yahoo' boys.
The commission in a statement on its Facebook page on Thursday, June 11, said it secured the conviction of 17 internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, and 3 in Osogbo, Osun state.
The internet fraudsters were nabbed by men of its Ibadan zonal office.
According to the anti-graft agency, the convicts were sentenced on Wednesday, June 10, to varying degrees of jail terms for impersonation by Justices Mohammed Abubakar and Ibrahim Watilat of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta.
The EFCC gave the name of the fraudsters as Olofuntuyi Ayofemi Ishola, Maja Toheeb, Laleye Olaoluwa, Janta Oluwafolabomi, Ashaba Franklin Unuagbon, Daniel Stephen Temitope, Yusuf Ayuba, Malojuekun Oluwatobi, and Aladejobi Adeshola.
Others include: Faniyi Jamiu Olalekan, Adegbamigbe Oluwabiyi Emmanuel, Oni Temidayo Victor, Ejiro Daniel, Kushimo Toheed, Olamilekan Adedeji, Adebanjo Olamide and Ikegbunam Chukwuemeka Chidebube.
The commission also noted that the convicts are to forfeit all items recovered to the federal government and return money to their respective victims.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that no fewer than 79 youngsters along with 30-year-old Oladimeji Olusegun Ogunfolaju, owner of Lakers Hotel and Lake County Entertainment were arrested by the anti-graft agency for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
In a statement released by the Commission on its official page on Facebook on Monday, March 9, the suspects were arrested on Saturday, March 7, during a sting operation at the hotel located at 29, Ebute-Igbogbo Road, Ikorodu, Lagos state.
The suspects' arrest was successful as a result of intensive surveillance and intelligence gathering by the EFCC about their alleged criminal activities.
In a related development, no fewer than 42 youngsters have been arrested by the EFCC Ibadan zonal office. They were arrested by the agency on Friday, March 6, for their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud.
The ages of the suspects range between 18 and 33 years. According to the anti-graft agency, they apprehended at different locations in Ilaro, Ogun state, following actionable intelligence earlier received on their alleged illegal activities.
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