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The Nigerian Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office, Has Arrested 32 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Also Known As “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys.”

EFCC Operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, April 25, 2019, arrested 32 people suspected to be internet scammers popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys.

The arrest of the suspects was not an easy task as most of them hid in some of the most ridiculous places in the house where they were arrested. Some of the suspects hid inside chairs and other locations but they were discovered and removed.

Aged between 15 and 39 years, the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, Ogun during an early morning sting operation carried out by men of the commission.

Due to the timing, the suspects were taken by surprise when the EFCC operatives swept their location in the ancient Nigerian city.

The commission’s acting spokesman, Mr. Tony Orilade, announced in a press statement in Abuja on Thursday.

He said that “the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, Ogun during a sting operation.”

According to him “the suspects who ranged between the ages of 15 and 39 years, were taken by surprise when EFCC operatives swooped on them at one of their havens in the estate.”

“Fourteen of them claimed to be university undergraduates, while 18 others said they are self-employed – typical of scammers.”

Their arrest was a sequel to a petition detailing their alleged fraudulent activities, including internet fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. through which they obtain illicitillicit Illicit means something that is not legally permitted or authorized under the law; unlicensed; unlawful. It can also mean disapproved of or not permitted for moral or ethical reasons. funds from unsuspecting victims worldwide.

Items recovered from them include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretenses and fetish/ritual objects.

“The suspects are already helping operatives of the Commission with useful information.” Mr. Orilade said. “They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded,”

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