Operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, April 25, 2019 raided a hideout in Abeokuta, Ogun State and arrested 32 people suspected to be internet fraudster popularly known as “yahoo boys”.
Aged between 15 and 39 years, the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, during an early morning raid carried out by men of the commission.
The suspects were taken by surprise when the EFCC operatives swooped on them at one of their notorious havens in the ancient city.
Fourteen of them claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they are self-employed in various vocations.
The arrest was sequel to a petition detailing their alleged fraudulent activities, including internet fraud through which they obtain money from unsuspecting victims.
Items recovered from them include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects.
According to the commission’s spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the suspects are already helping operatives with useful information.
“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,” he said.