The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office has arrested 11 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’.They were arrested on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Six of the suspects were arrested at Ologunerun, a suburb in Ibadan, Oyo State. The other five were picked up at a location in Ijebu-Remo, Ogun State.
Those from Ibadan are: Akinbinu Akinfemi, Wasiu Adeyemi, Idowu Samson, Tijani Usman, Saheed Eniafe and Adeyi Victor while Benson Gospel, Abdulazeez Gafar, Agbumabiwon Abiodun, Abayomi Awotedu, and Bukayo Abiodun were apprehended at Ijebu Remo.
The arrest of the suspects who are aged between 17 and 29 years, was occasioned by petitions from their neighbours, detailing their alleged fraudulent activities.The alleged acts include love scam and other forms of internet fraud through which they obtain money from unsuspecting victims.Items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones and several documents containing false pretences.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.