‘Crossdresser’, 32 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ Land In EFCC’s Net For Fraud
A crossdresser was among 33 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as “Yahoo Boys” arrested by operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The crossdresser, Owoseni Gabriel, posed as a woman to evade arrest.
They were nabbed by the anti-graft agency for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.
A statement made available to newsmen by the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, said Gabriel was arrested alongside Salaudeen Hammed, Akinsanya Olamilekan, Olamofe Joshua, Akindele Saheed, Damilare Micheal, Patoki Ayomiku, Olakunle Ismail, Babalola Ayomide, Afolabi Olaibola, Abiodun Olayinka, Samuel Ogunyemi, Adebayo Olarewaju, Abdul-Fatai Olawale, and Hassan Ayofe.
Others are Samson Jeremiah, Kolawole Afeez, Owoseni Gabriel, Makinde Oluwasegun, Daniel Seun, Adefolahan Isreal, Olusegun Emmanuel, Olawore Micheal, Hammed Raheem, Micheal Tunde, Francis Chibundu, Jesse Oluwatobiloba, Adenekan Ayotunde, Qudus Adeyi, Sulaimon Oladimeji, Kayode Sunday, Daniel Owosine, and Boluwatife Gbolahan.
According to him, the suspected Yahoo Boys were arrested on May 2, 2023, at the Iyana Ipaja axis of Lagos State, following credible intelligence received by the commission on the activities of some young boys involved in computer-related fraud.
“During the sting operation, Gabriel, particularly, wore a female dress and a wig to evade arrest,” the statement reads.
“Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Camry 2005 model, a Toyota Camry 2009 model, mobile phones, and laptop computers.
“The suspects will be charged to court after investigations have been concluded.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that a suspected internet fraudster, better known as “Yahoo Boy”, Precious Ojo has been arrested by operatives of the Benin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The fraudster was said to have built a luxury hotel from $268,000 fraud.
The 26-year-old Ojo, who is also known as Obago was arrested in Oghara, Delta State following a petition received from a United States of America citizen, on his fraudulent activities.