EFCC busts Yahoo boys award ceremony, nabs 60

EFCC busts Yahoo boys award ceremony, nabs 60

Operatives of the Lagos Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 60 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, during an award ceremony at a conference hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun.

The facility is said to be owned by a former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel. The former Ogun State helmsman is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A number of items such as exotic cars, electronic devices, laptop computers, and mobile phones were recovered from the Yahoo boys.

Spokesperson for EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the massive raid a statement issued in Abuja on Monday. Specifically, the EFCC spokesman Uwujaren, revealed that the suspects were arrested at an event tagged: “Peer Youths Awards”. Further, he stated that investigation later revealed that the event was organized to reward high-level internet fraudsters.

Additionally, he revealed that the suspected Yahoo boys would be charged to court at the end of investigations.

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“Operatives of the Lagos Command of the EFCC have arrested 60 suspected internet fraudsters during an awards ceremony at the Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun State,’’ a statement by the EFCC read.

‘‘The event tagged “Peer Youths Awards”, investigation revealed, was organized to reward high-level internet fraudsters. Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include exotic cars, electronic devices, laptop computers and mobile phones. The suspects will soon be charged to court.”

1st News reports that the anti-graft agency has stepped up its offensive against suspected internet fraudsters in recent times; relying on tip-offs and other intelligence from informants in busting fraud syndicates across the country.

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