The Ibadan zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested thirty-nine suspected internet fraudsters.
The arrest of the internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo boys was carried out on in a sting operation by EFCC operatives recently in Ibadan.
The suspects who claimed to be undergraduates of different tertiary institutions in Ibadan were arrested in the Apete area of the Oyo State capital following useful intelligence on their cyber-fraudulent activities.
The suspects include Okeowo Abiodun Akeem, Yekini Ismail Omokayode, Odediran Abdulfatahi Dolapo, Isiaka Olumide Hammed, Obioma Honour Umaduabuchi, Olorunsola Eniola Johnson, Olabiyi Ifeoluwa Joseph, Razaq Adams Lekan, Oladimeji Abdulrahmon Olamide, Oyelaran Olayiwoola Jeremiah, Patrick Simon, Adefowora Omotayo David, Adediran Qudus Wale, Onipede Damilola Zacheaus, Ajayi Ifedolapo Oluwatofunmi, Oluwole Ayomide Oluwasegun, Usman Mubarak Oluwadamilare, Dapo-Ajayi Temitope Faith, Diyaolu Olamide Samuel, Ugbama Daniel Efemena and Ayoade Taofeek Adekunle.
Others are: Egberongbe Adebayo Adedamola, Ajadi Ayinla Ibrahim, Ajeigbe Christian Toluwase, Alabi Daniel Oluwatosin, Olawooyin Taoheed Olakunle, Oguntuase Tope Francis, Salami Adam Akanfe, Olanrewaju Michael Damola, Kareem Afeez Alabi, Onuma Chidubem Williams, Rasaq Sodiq Olamilekan, Okusanwo Mayowa Daniel and Wahab Adebayo Abdullahi.
Some of the items recovered from the suspects include — exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops etc.
Following analysis carried out on their devices by EFCC forensic specialists, incriminating documents, and messages of their fraudulent bank transactions were recovered from thirty-four of the suspects.
EFCC has also revealed that further investigations were ongoing and the suspects will be arraigned in court as soon as investigations were concluded.