Members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office have apprehended 19 suspected internet fraudsters (Yahoo Yahoo) at Ologuneru Area of the metropolitan city of Ibadan and at Akobo, Ibadan respectively in Oyo State.
The names of the 19 suspected internet fraudsters include Bamidele Ayodele Samson, Bamidele Philip, Tunji Oladapo Sowale, Bololaji Olalekan and Abdulrauf Abiodun.
Others are: Olaleye Pelumi, Anuokuwapo Olanrewaju, Paul Damilola, Olateye David Tobi, Arewa Adekunle Ibrahim, Oyesanmi Ayomikun Oluwaseun, Olaleye Israel, Adediran Kemisola, Omobolade Alarape and Olowolusi Oluwatomisin.
The four other suspected Yahoo Yahoo boys nabbed yesterday, February 1, 2019, at their hideout at Akobo, Ibadan are, Babatunde Afeez, Akorede Ahmed Olalekan, Adeleye Damilola and Moshod Richard.
In an operation headed by the zonal head identified as Friday Ebelo, Ibadan zonal head, the suspects who are between the ages of 21 and 35 years were taken by surprise when members of EFCC swept on them at one of their famous havens in Ibadan.
Five of the arrested suspects reportedly claimed to be undergraduates while the other 10 claimed to be self-employed in different vocations.
However, the arrested suspects are currently assisting operatives of EFCC with useful information to apprehend more internet fraudsters.
EFCC got a majority of their activities following series of the intelligence report, alleging that the suspects involved themselves in different fraudulent activities ranging from obtaining money by false pretences through sending of scam emails to unsuspecting victims mostly in the United States of America, while others were engaged in several dating sites.
When the suspects were arrested, EFCC operatives retrieved four different models and brands of exotic cars, five laptops, 20 telephones (10 iPhones) and one small bag containing items suspected to be fetish objects (juju) from them.
In addition, several documents, including international passports, and ATM cards were also recovered from them.