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EFCC Nabs 40 ‘Yahoo Boys’, Recovers 7 Exotic Cars, Mobile Phones, Laptops, Charms, Others



A total of 40 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” have been arrested by operatives of the Ibadan zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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The suspects were arrested on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, following intelligence on their alleged cyber fraudulent activities.

This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday night by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.

According to Uwujaren, items recovered from the suspects include seven exotic cars, several mobile phones, laptops, playing station video games, apple wristwatches, and charms.

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He also said the suspects have given useful information and will be charged in court as soon as the investigations are concluded.

Uwujaren gave the names of the suspected “yahoo boys” as Emmanuel Adebowale Oluwole, Jaiyeoba Daniel Olamilekan, Odunjo Sodiq, Omodele Peter Idowu, Aligamhe John Clement, Kounchi Sunday Damilare, Ojo Abdul Quadri Adewale, Olamilekan Olamide Danusi, Nafiu Waris Ayomide, Sodiq Opeyemi Sunday, Gbenga Akinwunmi, Odunnbaku Isikilu Olawale, Akinpelu Quadri Opeyemi, Idris Gbolahan Abdulazeez, Akintaro Isaac Oluwabumise, Bamgbade Clement, Adebowale Adejare Abdulsalam, Aliu Damilola Daramola, Olaitan Gbenga Josiah, and Dosumu Michael Ayomide.

Others are Faruq Azeez Olanrewaju, Olaoluwa Daniel, Siyanbade Timilehin, Olaiya Nifemi Samuel, Rasak Abdullahi Adeshina, Owolabi Mustapha Ayomide, Ololade Sunday Olamide, Elegbede Moruf Olamilekan, Olanrewaju Olamilekan Seun, Tobiloba Alayo Lekan,   Damilola Sunday Showunmi, Shittu Waheed Adeleke, Olanrewaju Adeoye, Adeniyi Gbolahan Olamilekan, Theophilus Onoapor, Lawal Usman, Sogbaike Boluwatife Martins, Raji Eniola Al-Hamin, Adeleye Damilola Testimony, and Olaniyan Daniel Ayodeji.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the military high command on Thursday disclosed that a total of 40 terrorists were killed and 25 others were arrested by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in the last two weeks.

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