- Suspected Yahoo boys in Osogbo have prevented EFCC operatives from arresting them
- The young fraudsters were said to have blocked some roads and set a bonfire in a major junction in the city
- EFCC had earlier arrested some suspects and seized about 20 exotic cars, according to the report
Some youths suspected to be internet fraudsters (Yahoo boys) in Osogbo have reportedly resisted arrest by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Offence Commission (EFCC).
Vanguard reports that the action created fear among the residents of the state of the living spring in the early hours of Tuesday, May 18.
Legit.ng gathered the EFCC operatives sneaked into Osogbo to arrest suspected fraudsters but were waylaid on their way out after arresting some suspects and seizing about 20 exotic cars.
The report said the operatives had to run into safety to avoid being mobbed by the angry youths, who set bonfire at Lameco junction in the city.
“We are aware of the situation, we are now trying to appease the protesters and clear the bonfire so that people can go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the EFCC recovered N58 billion ($153m) from former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
It was reported that the chairman of the commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made the disclosure in the April edition of the EFCC magazine, EFCC Alert.
Bawa also said the anti-graft agency recovered no fewer than 80 choice properties valued at N30 billion ($80m) from the ex-minister.
He stated that the commission is trying to get Madueke repatriated from the United Kingdom (UK) where she has been residing since 2014.
The EFCC boss pointed out that prosecuting the former minister for alleged corruption is still far from the reality since she was out of Nigeria’s jurisdiction.
He noted that despite the challenges associated with repatriating Diezani to face charges in the country, the case against her has not been abandoned.
In a related report, the EFCC 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.