- The effort against advanced internet fraud has yielded another positive result
- No fewer than 10 suspected Yahoo boys have landed in the net of EFCC in Lagos state
- A the point of arrest, several luxury items like cars, laptops and others were recovered
The Nigerian anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has announced the arrest of 10 people suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as "Yahoo Yahoo."
EFCC made this disclosure on Monday, January 11, through its Twitter page, saying the suspected fraudsters were nabbed in Lagos state.
The commission further revealed that they were nabbed following a credible intelligence report around the Alagbado axis of the southwest state.
Cars, mobile phones, laptops, passports, a digital video recorder, and a cheque book were among items that were recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest.
EFCC gave the names of the suspects as Jonathan Daniel Adebayo, Lawal Waidi Seun, Adeosun Joseph, Taiwo Gbemileke, and Oseni Omotayo.
Others are Emmanuel Fakiyesi, Rasheed Ogunlana, Oladunni Segun, Sowunmi Rotimi and Efetobore Prince Wilfred.
The alleged fraudsters who were arrested on Saturday, January 9, during an early morning operation will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that EFCC said it apprehended nine suspected Yahoo boys in Minna, the capital of Niger state.
Items recovered from the suspects include one Toyota Venza, different laptops, and exotic phones.
In a related development, Legit.ng reported that the fight against cybercrime received a massive boost as the operatives of the EFCC Port Harcourt zonal office arrested four students for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
The disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the anti-graft agency on Thursday, August 20, 2020, via a series of tweets on its official Twitter page.
The arrested fraudsters who are all undergraduates at the University of Port Harcourt include Prince Hyacinth; Rex Emadifie Oghene, Odili Ifeayi, and Uduak Samuel Williams.
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