The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says operatives of its Lagos Zonal Command have arrested 52 suspected internet fraudsters, otherwise known as “Yahoo Boys” in Ogun State.
Head, of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.
Uwujaren said suspects were arrested during sting operations between Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, 2023.
Their arrest, he said, followed intelligence received by the commission about the activities of some individuals involved in computer-related fraud in some areas of the state.
According to him, cars, mobile phones, and laptop computers were the items recovered from the suspects.
The anti-graft agency spokesman gave the names of the suspected “Yahoo Boys” as: Olamilekan Jamiu Ayuba, Ogundeyi Oluwaseun Kayode, Abdulrahman Ismail Abiodun, Blessing Oluwaseun Omokaro, Olasupo Ademola Ridwan, Adetola Roqeeb Salau, Adeola Alamin Ideraoluwa, Victor Daniel Osikwemeh, Taiwo Ayobami, Eleshin Ademola, Ayomipo Adelere, Shogbesan Quadri, Sanni Qudus, Olanite Oluwatosin, Olatunbosun Yusuf Alameen, Aderemi Adewole Adekunle, Olawunmi Oluwaseyi Tosin, Ayobado Joseph Olatunde, Ariyo Temitope Taofik, Olugbade David, Olumayowa Adeyemi Adedayo, Aremu Ahmed Alabi, Akintosoye Tomiwa Pelumi, Fatoye Damilare Akanbi, and Adio Emmanuel Oyebanji.
Others are Adekoya Samuel, Adebayo Taiwo, Olawale Bayole, Emmanuel Benjamin, Omotosho Ayobami, Usman Boluwatife, Adewale Adeniyi, Obadina Olawunmi, Ashiru Abdullahi, Ahmed Mubarak, Idowu Kazeem, Olukoya Emmanuel, Yusuf Lukman, Agesin Eniola, Tajudeen Mustapha, Falola Olalekan, Usman Funsh, Bolaji Usman, Ayiyon Naoh, Mohammed Adeoye, Babatunde Seun, Afela Mustapha, Yusuf Habeeb Olanrewaju, Alao Ayomide, Oyeleye Uman Abduljelil Raji, Adeniyi Abdulmojeeb.
The suspects, he noted, will be charged in court after investigations are concluded