In Ibadan, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday Wednesday 29th January arrested a 33-year-old landlord, Stanley Awam, for allegedly keeping suspected Internet fraudsters aka Yahoo Boys in his house. The landlord and 10 suspected Internet fraudsters were picked up in different locations in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, following intelligence on their alleged illegal activities.
The commission said the arrest was a daunting task as Awam’s six-flat property was at an isolated environment in the Ologuneru area of the city. Nine of the suspects and the landlord were arrested on the premises of the house. The suspected Internet fraudsters are Henry Echefu, Usman Mustapha, Adeleke David, Olafuyi Josiah, Shorefire Ayokunmi, Riliwan Ajao, Abulsalam Abubakar and Lukman Salam.
EFCC operatives also arrested two other suspected Internet fraudsters, Adeyemo Muktarh and Bashir Mohammed, in the Eleyele and Old Bodija same in Ibadan on Wednesday. The acting Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Tony Orilade, said, “Further investigations on the suspects are ongoing.
“The indicted persons will be charged as soon as possible. Items recovered from them include three exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones and land documents.”