The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, has arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to the acting Head, Media and Publicity and spokesperson of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, in a statement issued on Monday, said Club 360, “is notorious for harbouring internet fraudsters” on that axis of Ibadan.
Orilade alleged that the commission had been monitoring activities at the club in recent time with a surveillance team.
“In preparation for the late-night operation, officers of the commission had carried out series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the nightclub which, according to intelligence, was notorious for harboring suspected internet fraudsters.
“The raid also led to the confiscation of scores of vehicles, laptops, sophisticated phones and other items,” the statement partly reads.
Orilade stated that the 89 suspects have been undergoing further interrogation at the EFCC facility in Ibadan.
EFCC Arrests 89 ‘Yahoo-Boys’ in Ibadan Night Club
The EFCC Ibadan zonal office, at the weekend, arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.#SayNoToCorruption pic.twitter.com/kEHj4lmEQJ
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Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that the EFCC is planning to rehabilitate young people who are engaged in Internet fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo boys.
The Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, who disclosed this said the agency is planning to rehabilitate those arrested for engaging in internet fraud because they can be useful for the anti-graft agency in the future.