Twenty-two people, also known as Yahoo Yahoo boys, have been arrested in Sangotedo area of Lagos by the Lagos Zone of the EFCC for their alleged involvement in internet fraud.
They are: Muyiwa Adetola, Adeolu Damilade, Oritsetimeyin Abel, Ademola Lekan, Abayomi Qudus, Isaac Chibueze, Ayeni Olarewaju, Aminu Kelvin, Ajama Patrick and Nesta Olotu.
Others are: Odaro Edogiawere, Balogun Ayo, Mustapha Hassan, Musbaudeen Olamilekan, Adewumi Adebayo, Charles Akpene, Joshua Ugwuomore, Ayeni Isamilola, Ogundare Kayode, Kara Uzuegbu, Akindele Samuel and Oladimeji Ashiru.
They were arrested at their various homes at Terra Annex Estate, Sangoteddo in the Ajah area of Lagos, on January 23, 2021 following actionable intelligence.
They have undergone further interrogation and will soon be arraigned in court.
Arrests in Port Harcourt
The EFCC also announced the arrest of eight suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt.
They were arrested at their hideouts in Mandela Housing Estate, Rumuokoro and Street 1, Radio Road Estate, Ozuoba.
The suspects, comprising seven young men and one lady, are: Vandross Ebre; Tochukwu Mbonu; Charles Mba; Okoroma Robinson; Ruth Allison; Timothy Godspower, Kingsley Obilor and Sampson Ajaka.
Their arrest followed intelligence reports on alleged internet-related fraudulent activities.
Items recovered from them include nine (9) phones, eight (8) Laptops of different brands, one (1) silver-coloured Lexus ES 330 car , One (1) maroon black- coloured Lexus ES 330 car and one (1) white-coloured Benz GLK 350 Sport Utility Vehicle.
The suspects will be charged to court as soon investigations are concluded.