The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 34 suspected Internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo Boys.
The suspects were arrested in separate operations in Ibadan, Oyo State, and Lekki, Lagos State.
The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
Twenty four of the suspects, most of whom he said claimed to be undergraduates, were nabbed on Thursday at their hideout in the Apete area of Ibadan by operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the agency.
Uwujaren said EFCC officials swung into action following a tip-off, adding that some items, including four exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, SIM cards and several incriminating documents, were recovered from the suspects.
The suspects include, Isiaka Olawale, Ojubanire Abdulquadri, Shobowale Morenikeji, Adeyemi Ekundayo, Alabi Jesse, Owolabi Josebh, Olasupo Ayomide, Emmanuel Omogbolahan, Mufutau Adewale, and Adekunle Olamilekan.
Others are, Usman Olamilekan, Adurota Tosin, Adekunle Babatunde, Adeyiga Emmanuel, Olubanji Michael, Ibrahim Iremide, Okunlaja Opeyemi, Aiyelokun Emmanuel, Akintokun Ibukunmi, Kehinde Boluwatife, Oni Gabriel, Shobowale Durodola, Owolabi Damilola and Monday Patrick.
The EFCC spokesman said the suspects volunteered useful information and would soon be charged to court.
According to him, the remaining 10 suspects were arrested by operatives of the Lagos zonal office on Wednesday on Horizon II Estate, Meadow Hall Way, Lekki, Lagos, following credible information on their alleged criminal activities.
The suspects, who were allegedly involved in romance scam, unemployment benefit scam, identity theft and purchase of malicious tools to compromise corporate email accounts and intercept email messages, include Daniel Udegbe, Taiwo Akintimehin, Abiola Opeyemi, Great Akintimehin, Dikoyejo Emmanuel, ibiayinabobo Daso and Toheeb Alhassan.
Others are Michael Obinna, Sanni Azeez and Ridwan Songonuga.