The suspected Yahoo Boys being paraded by the EFCC on April 1, 2021 in Lagos. Credit: EFCC
Thirty-four suspected web fraudsters, popularly referred to as Yahoo Boys have been arrested in Ibadan and Lagos State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which disclosed the arrest through a press release issued on Thursday by its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, mentioned the suspects had been apprehended in separate operations in Oyo and Lagos.
“Twenty-four of the suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were rounded up today April 1, 2021 at their hideout in Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State by operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission,” the assertion partly learn.
The suspects had been recognized as Isiaka Quadri Olawale, Ojubanire Akindimeji Abdulquadri, Shobowale Michael Morenikeji, Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo, Alabi Gift Jesse, Owolabi Yakubu Joseph, Olasupo Ogooluwa Ayomide, Emmanuel Segun Omogbolahan, Mufutau Sarafa Adewale, and (*34*) Habeeb Olamilekan.
Others included Usman Abdullahi Olamilekan, Adurota Emmanuel Tosin, (*34*) 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.
According to the anti-graft company, the early morning raid adopted actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes.
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The arrest led to the restoration of invaluable objects, together with 4 unique automobiles, cellphones, laptops, SIM playing cards and several other incriminating paperwork.
The remaining ten suspects had been arrested by Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office on March 30 at Horizon II Estate, Meadow Hall Way, Lekki, Lagos following credible info on their alleged legal actions.
The suspects who’re allegedly concerned in romance rip-off, unemployment advantages rip-off, identification theft, and buy of malicious instruments to compromise company electronic mail accounts and intercept electronic mail messages, embrace Daniel Udegbe, Taiwo Akintimehin, Abiola Opeyemi, Great Shayo Akintimehin, Dikoyejo Damilola Emmanuel, Ibiayinabobo Daso and Toheeb Alhassan.
Others are Michael Ofoedu Obinna, Sanni Azeez and Ridwan Adeyinka Songonuga.
Items recovered from the suspects embrace cellphones and laptop computer computer systems.
While noting that the suspects have volunteered statements, EFCC’s spokesman mentioned they “would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”