Sixteen suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly engaging in internet scam, otherwise known as Yahoo Yahoo.
The suspects were arrested in the Lekki area of the state.
A statement issued by the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren on Monday, gave the names of the suspects as Habeeb Adebayo, Marcus Wisdom, Caleb Triumphant Ezikiel, Akinduro Henry, Osarobo Osasere, and Oyelami Olatunji.
Others are: Pelumi Glory, Ehibor Joseph, Emmanuel Timileyin, Jefta Akpan, Okirhie Rukewe, Oxford Robbinson, Onyeka Odika, Uzoma Gideon, Adebayo Oluwatobi, and Isreal Ugochukwu.
Uwujaren said they were rounded-up on January 21, 2021 at the Ziroc Residence Hotel, Lekki, Lagos by operatives who have been tracking their activities.
According to him, upon interrogation, they all confessed to engaging in different forms of computer-related fraud, including romance and love scam.
He said, “a further analysis of their mobile devices and computers, also confirmed their involvement in internet fraud.
“They will soon be arraigned in court as investigations have already been concluded.”