The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office made an arrest of six individuals suspected to be fraudsters A.K.A Yahoo Boys. Following their arrest, operatives of the commission retrieved five models of flashy cars and computers. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Mr. Tony Orilade, the commission’s Acting Head of Media and Publicity on Tuesday. Several other items including mobiles phones and documents of false identities were also recovered, Mr. Tony revealed.
Disclosing the identities of the suspects, they were identified as Oyaremi Olabode Tella Ibrahim, Akeredolu Temidayo, Olabiti Ajibola Awoniyi Abiodun and Oladele Wasiu.
Providing more details on the arrest, the Acting Head, Media and Publicity said: “The raid on an apartment within the Kolapo Ishola Estate in Akobo area of Ibadan led to the arrest of the six young men between the ages of 24 and 30."
Yahoo boys often range from 24 to 30 years old
“A series of intelligence gathered on them suggested that they were deeply involved in all manner of fraudulent activities, including love scam, through which they illegally obtain money from unsuspecting victims."
He further revealed that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of investigations.
Internet scam is a major problem in the country both locally and internationally. Popularly referred to as Yahoo Yahoo, some youths in the country take it upon themselves to dupe unsuspecting victims of their hard earned money and possessions. Through their antics, they feed their victims with lies, claiming to be who they are not. This has given the country a bad name internationally.
Yahoo boys are actively involved in love scams and car scams online
Federal authorities including the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC) are working tirelessly to curb this menace and persecute suspects who are found guilty under the law.
EFCC has arrested a lot of Yahoo boys over the years
This arrest is one of the many arrests the EFCC has done over the years.