EFCC arrests 32 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Abeokuta
Ademola Babalola, Ibadan
Officers from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have persecuted persecution for alleged Internet fraud and arrested 32 people.
Between the ages of 15 and 39, the suspects were arrested in Liberty Estate, in the Laderin area, in Abeokuta, in the state of Ogun, during a morning stake operation conducted by Commissioners.
In a warning, officials allegedly searched the suspects’ hiding places, which were caught off guard when they were attacked by EFCC agents in one of their shelters.
Fourteen of them claimed to be university students, while another 18 said they were self-employed in various vocations.
The arrest was the result of a petition detailing his alleged fraudulent activities, including Internet fraud, through which he reportedly got money from unsuspecting victims.
Items that allegedly recovered from them include six exotic cars, laptops, cell phones, various documents containing fake pretexts and fetish items.
According to the commission’s spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the suspects are already “helping operatives with useful information.”
“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” he added.
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