32 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo-Yahoo Boys, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office.
The EFCC in a statement obtained by Wothappen.com disclosed that the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital in an early morning sting operation on Thursday, April 25.
The commission stated that the suspects who were between the ages of 15 and 39 years were taken by surprise when EFCC operatives swooped on them at one of their havens in the estate.
“Fourteen of them claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they are self-employed in various vocations,” EFCC stated. “Their arrest was sequel to a petition detailing their alleged fraudulent activities, including internet fraud through which they obtain illicit funds from unsuspecting victims.”
The commission said items recovered from the suspected internet fraudsters include include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects.
The anti-graft agency said suspects are already helping operatives of the commission with useful information, adding that they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. Below are some photos of the EFCC raid on the suspected fraudsters.
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