- EFCC has arrested another batch of internet fraudsters
- The anti-graft agency on its Facebook page revealed that the suspects are up to 16
- The commission added that the suspects were arrested in Lagos and Ogun
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested some cybercriminals otherwise locally known as Yahoo boys in both Ogun and Lagos states.
The EFCC said that it nabbed about 16 criminals in Ota, Ogun state and Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to the anti-graft agency on its Facebook page, the arrest was made possible by intelligence gathering.
The names of the suspected fraudsters in Ogun are Ayeni Emiloju; Odenigbo Anthony, Afolabi Gbenga and Oyibogbola David Seun.
Those caught in Lagos are Suuru Blessing; Ifedapo Opeyemi; Samson Samuel, Oguntade Idowu, and Emmanuel Akinyemi.
Others are Seyi Kazee; Sulaiman Toheed; Oduwale Oluwasesan, Adewoye Oluwasesan and Alex Abiodun.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the EFCC had 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.
"Adebowale, who claimed to be using the coffin as soap rack, was among the six persons arrested following weeks of piecing together tips on intelligence received on their alleged involvement in internet fraud," the anti-graft agency revealed.
The commission further gave the names of the fraudsters as Ifelowo Ololade, Sonuyi Ayodeji, Folarin Oladele Olayinka and Aluko Olawale, adding that the cybercrime syndicate also has a female in its midst.
EFCC gave the name of the only female in the seven-man syndicate as Toyinsola Bolumole. 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, Legit.ng gathers, include four cars, various brands of sophisticated phones and an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card.
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