EFCC arrests 34 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan, Lagos, recovers four exotic cars, others
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters aka ‘Yahoo boys’ from separate operations in Ibadan and Lagos.
EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement, adding that the raid followed intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes.
Uwujaren said twenty four of the suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were rounded up on Monday at their hideouts in the Apete area of Ibadan.
EFCC recovered four exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, SIM cards and several incriminating documents from them.
The suspects are, Isiaka Quadri Olawale, Ojubanire Akindimeji Abdulquadri, Shobowale Michael Morenikeji, Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo, Alabi Gift Jesse, Owolabi Yakubu Josebh, Olasupo Ogooluwa Ayomide, Emmanuel Segun Omogbolahan, Mufutau Sarafa Adewale, and Adekunle Habeeb Olamilekan, Usman Abdullahi Olamilekan, Adurota Emmanuel Tosin.
Others are Adekunle Ibrahim Babatunde, Adeyiga Ayobami Emmanuel, Olubanji Remilekun Michael, Ibrahim Damola Iremide, Okunlaja Joshua Opeyemi, Aiyelokun Bolaji Emmanuel, Akintokun Olalekan Ibukunmi, Kehinde Victor Boluwatife, Oni Olanrewaju Gabriel, Shobowale Samuel Durodola, Owolabi Quadri Damilola and Monday Blessing Patrick.
The EFCC Spokesman said the remaining ten suspects were arrested in Lagos at Horizon II Estate, Meadow Hall Way, Lekki, Lagos.
Uwujaren disclosed that the suspects were allegedly involved in romance scam, unemployment benefits scam, identity theft, and the purchase of malicious tools to compromise corporate email accounts and intercept email messages.
Those arrested are: Daniel Udegbe, Taiwo Akintimehin, Abiola Opeyemi, Great Shayo Akintimehin, Dikoyejo Damilola Emmanuel, Ibiayinabobo Daso and Toheeb Alhassan, Michael Ofoedu Obinna, Sanni Azeez and Ridwan Adeyinka Songonuga.
Items recovered from the suspects include mobile phones and laptop computers.
According to the EFCC, the suspects have volunteered statements to the commission and would be charged to court at the end of investigations.