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    Over 61 persons arrested for Internet Fraud popularly called ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’ (photos)

    The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested 50 suspected internet fraudsters.

    A statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the state police command, said the suspects were arrested at Alaro Sango, Agbaje Ijokoro, and Apete Aladura areas of Ibadan, Oyo State following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud.

    Fifty suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Ibadan (photos)

    Thirty-four of the suspects already indicted by the investigation are: Badmus Abeeb, Ibrahim Ahmed, Adeyemo Babatunde, Abdulrashid Ajagbe, Olajide Okiki Peter, Hassan Yusuf Atanda, Yusuf Olasupo Salaudeen, Bello Ahmed Bamidele, Adewale Damilola Tosin, Kolawole Yusuf Olawale, Nicholas Ferdinand, Keshiro Olanrewaju, Falana Victor Dapo, Abogunrin Emmanuel, Bosun Tomiwa Tunde, Shelter Chibundo, Banjoko Idris, and Adebayo Akorede.

    Others are: Awoyinka Afeez Ayodeji, Afonja Olarenwaju, Akingbade Taofeek, Ezekiel Adekunle, Ganiyu Sodiq, Abioye Abiodun, Ogunbayo Daniel, John Timileyin, Ominiyi Daniel, Adeniyi Idris Sodiq, Joseph James, Adeyemi Segun Oluwaseun, Adeleke Rasheed, Saliu Tomiwa Rasheed, Itoro Edet Ime and Oseni Nasirudeen.

    Uwujaren said some items used in perpetrating the crime were recovered from them. He added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

    in another news…

    Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters at Gwagwalada New Layout area of Abuja, FCT.


    The suspects are: Teddy Agbam, Abdullahi Abdulsamad, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed, Ehije Miracle Julius, John Amajeh Stephen, Okorie Kalu Udo, Abrebor Promise, Abdulazeez Amin, and Habib Abdulateef.

     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)

    The arrest followed credible intelligence on the nefarious activities of the suspects.


    Items recovered from them are laptops and mobile phones. They were also found with substances suspected to be Indian hemp and other drugs.

     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)

    According to EFCC, they will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.

    See more photos below. 

     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)
     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)
     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)
     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)
     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)
     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)
     Nine suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested ?in Abuja (Photos)

    Finally…

    The Lagos Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 3, 2021, arrested one Emmanuel Obiyan for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence and diversion of fund to the tune of N77, 773, 700 (Seventy-seven Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Seven Hundred Naira).

    Read the statement by EFCC below…

    The complainants, Stephen Chinemelum and Emeka Chinemelum, alleged that their father, the late Daniel Chinemelum, sometime in July 2015, entered into a partnership agreement and also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Obiyan for the formation of Fedan Courtyard Home Services Limited, a real estate company.

    According to the complainants, the late Chinemelum, who was the Principal Partner, allegedly paid the sum of N52, 000, 000. 00 (Fifty- two Million Naira) into the suspect’s Zenith Bank account number 1011861572 as an equity contribution to the business.

    The complainants further alleged that the suspect, however, failed to render an account of the business at the expiration of the five-year duration of the agreement.

    Two men arrested for alleged?Multi-million Naira?fraud

    Efforts by the complainants to retrieve the money proved abortive, thereby necessitating the complaint to the Commission.

    In a related development, the Lagos Zonal Office of the EFCC has also arrested one Rasaki Wasiu Adeyiga for an alleged fraud to the tune of N24, 260,000 .00( Twenty-four Million, Two-hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira).

    Adeyiga allegedly presented himself to the complainant, Ahmed Garba Shinkafi, as a businessman dealing in importation of automobiles from the United States of America and Europe.

    Two men arrested for alleged?Multi-million Naira?fraud

    The complainant alleged that he paid the sum of N25m, for the purchase of a Lexus SUV, into the suspect’s account number 0136968208 domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

    Investigation revealed that the suspect, however, reneged on his promise and diverted the money to his personal use.

    The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

    By Lucky B.

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