The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested 32 “Yahoo boys” for alleged involvement in internet fraud on Tuesday, 11th August 2020.
The suspects were arrested during a raid of their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Officers of the EFCC swept into location after analysis of a series of intelligence gathered on their alleged criminal activities.
Three of the suspects declared they were serving members of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC), nineteen of them were undergraduates of various universities across the country, while the other ten suspects laid claims to sundry vocations.
The suspects are Oyebamiji Francis, Aremo Jeremiah, Ogbonnaya Prosper John, Anuoluwapo Matthew, Oladele Victor, Mumuni Waliyullah, Olawoyin Abiodun, Okuwatoyin Henry, Arisekola Shina, Babarinde Solomon, Samson Gideon, Joshua Ola Adebayo, Ajayi Joseph Ajibola, Garba Mojeed, Olatunbosun Tobiloba and Azeez Ridwan, Ajala Timilehin, Adebolapo Bakare, Alaba Gideon, Ogunkeye Olumide, Ogunleke Tolu, Olapade Emmanuel, Adegoke Aanu Abiodun, Job Ayantoye, Oyebode Pelumi, Babayanju Toluwani, Oladele Ayobami, Omonaiye Abubakar, Sattong Baking, Abisoye Kehinde, Iwajomo Nathan and Aniyikaye Tope.
At the point of their arrest, 12 exotic cars, several phones, laptops and some implicating documents were recovered from them.
The suspects were subjected to thorough screening by medical officials of the EFCC, in line with the COVID-19 prevention protocols and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded