By Sunday Iduh
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys. They were apprehended in different operations in Ibadan, Oyo state and Lagos.
According to a statement on EFCC Twitter handle, 24 of the suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were rounded up 1 April, 2021 at their hideout in Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State by operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission.
“The early morning raid followed actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes.
“The arrest led to the recovery of valuable items, including four exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, SIM cards and several incriminating documents.
“Items recovered from the suspects include mobile phones and laptop computers,” it said.
The statement also stated that the suspects have volunteered statements to the commission and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.