Twenty four (24) suspected internet fraudsters, otherwise known as “Yahoo Boys” have been apprehended by operatives of the Lagos and Enugu State commands of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in both states.
Eighteen (18) of the suspects were arrested in Lagos while the six (6) others were nabbed in Enugu.
This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
According to the statement, the Lagos suspects are: Tijani Olumide Ahmed, Balogun Olusola, Ukuhor Richie Ifemeluona, Ologun Damilola, Adetokunbo Yusuf, Olubiyo Timilehin, Oyegoke Gafar Olaitan, Agarawu Farug Okikiola, Kazeem Oluwadamilare Adebayo and Salau Rahmon.
Others are: Abdulrahman Adeshina Olasunkanmi, Rasheed Remilekun, Adeyanju Kehinde Emmanuel, Owolabi Temidayo Habeeb, Ojora Usman Olawale, Mubarak Balogun, Rafiu Olusegun and Ayobami Habeeb Oyeleye.
The statement said they were arrested on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Victoria Crest Estate III, Gate II, Augusta Amadi Street, Off Orchid Road, Lekki, Lagos, “following intelligence reports received by the commission about their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.”
It further said “Items recovered from the suspects include cars, laptop computers, mobile phones and charms.
“The suspects will be charged to court after investigations are concluded.”
The suspects in Enugu, the statement gave their names as Onyia Henry Ikenna, Ome Kelvin Uchechukwu, Uzu Onyedikachi Sunday, Mathew Kelechukwu Offor, Ikechukwu Mamah Patrick and Udeh Henry Ikenna.
It revealed they were arrested on Thursday April 28, at No. 1 Ekenedilichukwu Street, New Haven Extension, Enugu, following credible intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities.
“Items recovered from them include several mobile phones, laptops and one car. The suspects and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” the statement concluded.