EFCC nabs 14 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan, Enugu, seizes cars, fake currency
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Wednesday, arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters.
The suspects, ranging between the ages of 21 and 30, were apprehended at different locations at the Airport Road, Alakia Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The commission said following series of complaints from neighbours and victims of their alleged fraudulent activities, operatives of the Commission stormed their hideout in the early hours of Wednesday to effect their arrest.
The suspects include, Abdulmumini Fatai, Hazzan Azeez Junior, Adeleke Oluwaseyi, Atolagbe Dami Timileyin and Emmanuel Oluwaseun.
Others are Kehinde Ridwan, Alarape Sodiq, Ahmed Mufutau, and Quadri Opeyemi.
Items recovered from them, include laptops, different models of iPhones, other brands of mobile phones and several fraudulent documents suspected to be used to defraud unsuspecting people.
Similarly, the Enugu Zonal Office arrested five suspected fraudsters on Wednesday
They include, Ogbu Obinna Christopher, Onyeagba Joseph, Chime Isiah, Duru Franklyn Tochukwu and Orji Uchenna.
They were arrested following an early morning raid at their respective residences located at Goshen Estate and Trans Ekulu, Enugu.
Their arrest followed intelligence report about their fraudulent online activities.
Items recovered from them include several mobile phones, laptop computers, suspected counterfeit currency in N1,000 notes totaling N31,000; three Lexus cars, one Toyota Avalon car, several ATM cards and other incriminating items.
All suspects will be charged to court soon.