Crimes commission arrests 32 ‘yahoo boys’ for alleged internet fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC) has arrested  32  “Yahoo boys”  for alleged involvement in internet fraud.

Penpushing reports that, the Head Media and Publicity of the commission, Dele Oyewale said the suspects include; three corps members and nineteen undergraduates

The suspects were apprehended during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, when officers of the agency swept on the location, after diligent analysis of series of intelligence gathered on their alleged criminal activities.

Penpushing further reports that, the agency spokesman said three of the suspects claimed to be serving members of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC),   19 were undergraduates of various universities across the country, while the remaining 10  laid claim to sundry vocations.

The suspects are: Oyebamiji Francis;  Aremo Jeremiah;   Ogbonnaya Prosper John; Anuoluwapo Matthew;  Oladele Victor;  Mumuni Waliyullah;  Olawoyin Abiodun;  Okuwatoyin Henry;  Arisekola Shina;  Babarinde Solomon;  Samson Gideon;  Joshua Ola Adebayo;  Ajayi Joseph Ajibola;  Garba Mojeed, Olatunbosun Tobiloba and Azeez Ridwan.

Penpushing further reports that, the commission disclosed identities of other suspects as  Ajala Timilehin;  Adebolapo Bakare;  Alaba Gideon;  Ogunkeye Olumide; Ogunleke Tolu;  Olapade Emmanuel;  Adegoke Aanu Abiodun; Job Ayantoye;  Oyebode Pelumi;  Babayanju Toluwani;  Oladele Ayobami;  Omonaiye Abubakar;  Sattong Baking;  Abisoye Kehinde, Iwajomo Nathan and Aniyikaye Tope.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the agency explained that, at the point of their arrest, 12 exotic cars, several phones, laptops and some incriminating documents were recovered from them.

Penpushing also reports that, Oyewale said the suspects were subjected to thorough screening by medical officials of the commission, in line with the coronavirus prevention protocols, adding that they would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.



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