Thursday, November 15, 2018

SuftNews: EFCC arrests 36 ‘yahoo boys’, recovers 300 sims, charms

- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan office say a total of 34 suspects were arrested
- Many of the suspected fraudsters arrested are members of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
- The EFCC says it recovered cars, SIM cards and charms from the suspected who were arrested
Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan office has announced the arrest of thirty-four suspected internet fraudsters at 21, Sawmill Road Awa-Ijebu, Ogun state.
The EFCC said the suspects, aged between 19 and 37, included twenty-three students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU).
The agency revealed that nine of the 23are ladies who allegedly claimed to be girlfriends or neighbours of some of the suspects.

One is from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and twelve others are non-students, the agency said in a statement obtained by
The EFCC said its men got wind of the activities of the suspects through series of intelligence.
It claimed the suspects engaged in fraudulent activities like obtaining money by false pretences through sending emails to unsuspecting victims mostly in the United States of America while others were engaged in romance scam on several dating sites.
“At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered over three hundred SIM cards from them. Other items recovered from the suspects include: different models and brands of exotic cars, 18 laptops (nine being of Apple brand), 50 telephones (21 iphones) and two bags of fetish objects (juju) from them. Several documents containing false pretences were also recovered from the suspects.
“Suspects would be charged to court accordingly as soon as investigation is concluded,” the statement said. 

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