The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the arrest of twenty-nine (29) suspected internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo Boys” in Ibadan, Oyo State.
This comes barely a day after it announced the arrest of forty seven (47) “Yahoo Boys” in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Head of media and publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday and made available to Kanyi Daily.
The statement said operatives of the Ibadan zonal command of the anti-graft agency apprehended the 29 suspects in a sting operation at Omi-Adio area of Ibadan on August 3.
According to the statement, the suspects are
Abdullahi Kehinde Tawab, Ayomide Alase Abiodun, Hassan Larla Olamilekan, Makinde Adebowale Saheed, Tofunmi Oyebade Segun, Rotimi Gbadamosi Ayomide, Igbamidun Joshua Olamiposi, Gbadamosi Samson Tobiloba, Qodir Ayoola Babalola, Frank Obi Ogechukwu, Olawale Abowaba Joshua, Dauda Kareem Oladayo, Hammed Dauda Akanji, Yusuf Akorede Abiodun and Haruna Adedoyin Kayode.
Others include Yusuf Lawale Raji, Adejare Ayuba Olamide, Owolabi Gbadamosi Moses, Victor Salami Gbenga, Abdullahi Teslim Taiwo, Oluwaseun Abowaba Samuel, Alase Ayodele Philip, Oduola Kunmi Ireola, Ajayi Olumide Olamilekan, Opeyemi Samuel Enitan, Yusuf Ayobami Qudus, Atanda Jamiu Olamide, Ibrahim Bashit Alade and Ilori Peter Oladapo.
Unlike most of their raids where cars are also recovered, in this particular sting operation, operatives of the EFCC could only recover items such as iPhones, laptops, two motor-bikes, one i-watch, video games and jewelry.
A zoom in on the pictures sent by the agency’s spokesman showed that there were only 29 iPhones and 3 laptops.
“They will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded,” the statement reads in part.
In other news, this site had on Monday reported how a man posed as a Nigerian Air Force officer and defrauded a job seeker of N300k in the guise of securing a job for him.