The Economic and financial crimes commission EFCC have apprehended and gang of 7 internet fraudsters popularly know in Nigeria as yahoo boys.
The suspects met nemesis when the agents of commission stormed their apartment in Ibadan.
According to the statement released on the official Facebook page of the crime fighting commission, the suspects are identified as follows; Ola Sam, Demeji Abiola, Segun Isaac, Oyinloye Jubril, Bamidele Adeboyega, Hassan Afeez and Sanni Muyideen.
They were rounded up at Poly Road and Sanyo area of Ibadan, Oyo state, on February 1 and 4, 2019.
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EFCC stated that their arrest followed action on a series of intelligence report linking them with various forms of internet fraud
See some images posted on their facebook handles @efccofficial-
Images of suspected yahoo boys arrested at Ibadan by the EFCC
See the snippet of the statement below;
“They were alleged to be involved in love scam on different dating sites, through which they fraudulently obtain money from unsuspecting victims. At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered two different models of exotic cars, laptops, telephones and several documents containing false pretences, including international passports, and ATM cards.”
They suspect will be charged to court according to the law as soon as the investigations are completed.
The rapid rise of internet scam among Nigerian youths is very alarming.
There are several confirmed and unconfirmed reports of these young men killing young girls or using their underwears to prepare charms for this purpose.
Recall that Ifeknows.com recently reported that a young Nigerian man shared how he was almost scammed on facebook but he outsmarted the yahoo boy.
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