EFCC Nabs ‘Yahoo Yahoo Corps Member’, 2 Others, Recovers N8.7m, Cars

EFCC Nabs ‘Yahoo Yahoo Corps Member’, 2 Others, Recovers N8.7m, Cars

  • Three young Nigerian men have met their waterloo after carrying out an illegitimate act on the internet
  • The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently arrested a corps member, over an alleged cybercrime
  • The anti-graft agency, the Ilorin Zonal Command, revealed it also arrested two other internet fraudsters and recovered huge cash and cars

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Adetuberu Adetoyese, who is serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged cybercrime.

The operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC made the arrest possible, as disclosed by the commission through a tweet on its Twitter account, on Thursday, August 4.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Ogbomosho, Oyo State, the Economic and Financial, cybercrime.
EFCC nabs Adetuberu Adetoyese, a youth corper, who is serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State. Photo credit: @officialEFCC
Source: Twitter

The corps member

Adetoyese, 28, who hailed from Ilesa in the Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State, was arrested at Ogele, Eyenkorin, in the Asa Local Government Area of Kwara state.

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A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwajuaren, on Thursday, August 4, said the suspect’s arrest followed credible intelligence on the activities of Internet fraudsters in the Ilorin metropolis and its environs.

Items recovered

Items reportedly recovered from the suspect included a Lexus car, worth N4m, a laptop, an iPhone 11 Promax and a Samsung S9 Plus.

The EFCC added that:

“In the course of investigation, Adetoyese revealed that he ventured into Yahoo Yahoo in 2016 and had, among other things, built a house and sponsored himself in school with the proceeds of the illegal activities.”

In another separate operation, the EFCC further noted that men of the agency arrested two other suspected fraudsters at different locations in Ilorin.

“The suspects are Muhammed Soliu and Olayiwola Saheed, an aluminum fabricator,” the statement added.

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Mompha broke his silence on social media amid his drama with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In an Instagram post shared on Thursday, August 4, the flamboyant big boy maintained that he has been blackmailed and intimidated by the anti-graft agency.

Mompha added that he has come to the realization that he cannot get justice while accusing the EFCC of trying to extort money from him for a crime he never committed.

EFCC releases names, details of 5 ‘Yahoo Boys’ jailed by court

Meanwhile, the EFCC has secured the conviction and sentencing of five internet fraudsters.

The fraudsters appeared before Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa state, on Tuesday, July 26.

The commission noted that they were convicted on one count charge each bordering on internet-related fraud. According to the EFCC, Okwechime fraudulently impersonated one Joseph Michael, an American soldier, to defraud one Molly of $350 (Three Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars), while Olaniyi sent electronic messages with the intent to defraud one Samuel Mayona.

Source: Legit.ng

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