Abiola Kolawole, Ibadan
The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 arrested another twelve suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’.
Six of the suspects were arrested at 2nd Pipeline, Ologunerun, Ibadan, while the other five were picked up at a location in Ijebu-Remo, Ogun State.
Those from Ibadan are Akinbinu Akinfemi, Wasiu Adeyemi, Idowu Samson, Tijani Usman, Saheed Eniafe and Adeyi Victor.
Benson Gospel, Abdulazeez Gafar, Agbumabiwon Abiodun, Abayomi Awotedu, and Bukayo Abiodun were apprehended at Ijebu Remo.
Ranging between the ages of 17 and 29 years, the alleged fraudsters’ arrests were occasioned by petitions from their neighbours, detailing their alleged fraudulent activities.
The alleged acts include love scam and other forms of internet fraud through which they obtain money from unsuspecting victims.
Items recovered from them include laptops, mobile phones and several documents containing false pretences.
In a related development, the Oyo State’s special security outfit, Operation Burst, has handed over two suspected internet fraudsters to the Ibadan zonal office of the commission.
The suspects, Sanusi Azeez Toba and Osho Olalekun Micheal, were arrested on April 3, 2019 at Kolapo Ishola, Akobo area of Ibadan after one of their victims escaped by jumping down the two-storey building where she and others were taken hostage.
According to the female victim, “We met at the club last night and we all went back to their apartment to sleep over. At some point I noticed some funny movement and saw them with a calabash (a native pot). That was when I knew they were ritualists with the intention to use me for rituals. So I jumped off the two-storey building, and off the fence. I then reported the case to the ‘Operation Burst’.
Preliminary investigations have also revealed that the suspects have various incriminating documents stored in the Laptops and phones recovered from them at the point of arrest.
All the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.