Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have apprehended 10 middle-aged youths suspected to be internet fraudsters in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The zonal office of the anti-graft agency in Ibadan made the arrest of the alleged fraudsters, suspected to be ‘Yahoo Boys’ at the Olugun Oluhehe and Elebu areas of Ibadan.
The anti-graft agency who gave the age of those arrested as being between 21 and 35 years of age, said that the arrest was made after a series of intelligence alleging that they engage in fraudulent activities, especially obtaining money by false pretences from unsuspecting victims through online dating and other illegal means.
The names of those arrested are given as; Prince Tayo Rotimi, Omotomo Oluwarotimi, Abdulakeem Oluwatimilehi, and Kodri Yusuf, Oludare Biodun, Lawal Femi, Adeyemi Damilare, Hassan Adewale, Adenuga Olalekan and Oduola Abayomi.
The operatives recovered SIM cards, four exotic cars, laptop computers, telephones, fetish objects (juju) and several documents containing false pretences from them.