No fewer than 33 suspected Internet fraudsters otherwise called ‘Yahoo boys’ were arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun State by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Tuesday.
Head of Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed on Thursday that the suspects were arrested at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension and Idi Ori areas of the Ogun State.
He said this action followed “actionable intelligence earlier received on their alleged criminal activities.”
The names of the suspects were given as Sodiq Kotoye, Lawal Temitope, Abiola Oladimeji, Olufowobi Adeniyi, Lateef Taiwo, Oyebasi Damilola, Oluwatoyin Awonuga, Akinbode Azeez, Kayode Victor, Sulaimon Abdulahi, Adekona Tolani, Babatunde Rotimi, Oduwole Olatokunbo, Fatai Habeeb, Fashola Pelumi, Obitokun Olugbade, Atewojaye Oluwadamilare, Fawaz Calfos, , Obadina Tobi Godfrey, Eugushi Mumuni, Ehis Hopkins.
Others are Kolawole Bankole, Balogun Toheeb, Alaka Ismail, Adebowale Babatunde, Yusuf Ajibola, Adeoye Hammed, Omolayo Odutola, Musabaudeen Azeez Ayomide, Anifowoshe Babamide, Habeeb Ibrahim, Oladimeji Odunayo and Sunday Opatola.
The EFCC spokesman said items recovered from them include 18 cars, mobile phones, laptops and other incriminating documents.
Uwujaren said, “They will soon be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded.”