Operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 32 persons suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys.
The arrest of the suspects was made in several ridiculous places in their apartment. The suspects who noticed the arrival of the EFCC operatives hid inside their chairs but were smoked out by the intelligent operatives of the anti-graft agency.
The suspects are between the age bracket of 15 and 39 years. The suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, Ogun state during an early morning sting operation carried out by the men of the commission.
Upon interrogation, fourteen of the suspects claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they are self-employed in various vocations.
Items recovered from them include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects.
While confirming the arrest, the spokesman of the commission, Tony Orilade said the suspects are already helping the investigations with useful information adding that; “They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded”.