A former soldier, Adebisi Jamiu was among 34 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo Yahoo Boys” arrested by operatives of Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the early hours of Tuesday.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said the suspects were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
He said, “The 22-year-old former soldier, Jamiu and the other suspects were arrested on the strength of verified intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime.”
According to him, the other suspects include Muritala Olaniyi Lateef, Wasiu Olajide, Wasiu Sadiq, Olaniran Abiodun, Ayodeji Tosin, Olaniran Tayo, Oginni Oluwaseun, Oginni Olatunde, Ojuade Oluwafemi and Ibrahim Wande.
Others, he added, are Oladiran Olayinka, Akinjobi Akinwunmi, Abayomi Aderohunmi, Olaoluwa Temitope, Idowu Olawale, Lawrence Taiwo, Ojo Gbenga, Tiamiyu Farouk, Oladele Seun, Akiniyi Boluwatife, Olaoluwa Mutiu, Olakunle Omolofe, Olalere Samad, Edbadon Johnson, Oketunbi Kayode, Gbeyide Tomiwa, Oluwanisola Elmuqsit, Bathlomew John, Ibikunle James, Olamide Oluwaseyi, Yusuf Mohammed, Adebola Ibrahim, and Ajayi Muyiwa.
The anti-graft agency spokesman continued, “The suspects have volunteered statements to the Commission and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”