- Some Yahoo Yahoo boys who are undergoing training in Abuja have been arrested
- The criminals were arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in their academy
- They are reported to be between 20 and 30 years of age
In what many Nigerians will commend, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has on Friday, January 29, made some arrests.
They arrested 10 young men who were said to be undergoing training on internet crimes in an ‘Academy’ in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Tribune reports.
The alleged criminals who are said to be between 20 and 30 were reportedly arrested at their ‘Academy’ in Bwari axis of Abuja.
They are reportedly learning the trade of cybercrimes at the centre.
Here are their names:
1. Sixtus Jude
2. Moses Samuel
3. Isalan Johnny
4. Dapet Nimshak
5. Samuel Ogboche
6. Victor Samuel
7. Victor Asuquo
8. Ibrahim Yunusa
9. Yahaya Usman
10. Chijoke Ikwuoha.
Legit.ng also reported that the EFCC in Lagos has arrested three Dubai-based suspected internet fraudsters alongside 14 others.
The disclosure was made in a statement by the anti-graft agency, which confirmed that the suspects were nabbed on Tuesday, January 26, and Wednesday 27, at different locations in the state.
According to the EFCC, the arrests were made after the agency got information about their suspected fraudulent activities in Nigeria and the diaspora.
In other news, Gal Pissetzky and Vicki Podberesky, the international lawyers representing suspected Nigerian fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi, have applied to withdraw from the young man's case.
The United States lawyers said they took the decision because the Nigerian national stopped communicating with them and has hired new legal practitioners to take over his case.
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The Nigerian man, who was based in Dubai before his arrest, is facing internet fraud charges and currently in detention in the United States.