Operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, arrested no fewer than 32 suspected internet fraudsters (aka ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys).
During the operation, six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretenses and fetish objects were recovered from the suspects.
Aged between 15 and 39 years, the suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital 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 on them at one of their notorious havens in the ancient city.
Fourteen of the suspects claimed to be undergraduates while 18 others said they are self-employed in various vocations.
The arrest was sequel to a petition detailing their alleged fraudulent activities, including internet fraud through which they obtain money from unsuspecting victims.
According to the commission’s spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the suspects are already helping operatives with useful information adding that “they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”