EFCC Nabs 32 Yahoo-Yahoo Boys in Abeokuta
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Thursday, April 25, 2019 arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys.”
The suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital in an early morning sting operation.
Ranging between the ages of 15 and 39 years, the suspects were taken by surprise when EFCC operatives swooped on them at one of their havens in the estate.
Fourteen of them claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they are self-employed in various vocations.
Their arrest was sequel to a petition detailing their alleged fraudulent activities, including internet fraud through which they obtain illicit funds from unsuspecting victims.
Items recovered from them include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects.
The suspects are already helping operatives of the Commission with useful information.
They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
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I’ll Take Corruption Fight to Nigerian Schools-Magu
The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has reiterated his resolve and that of the Commission to take the fight against economic and financial crimes to the citadel of learning as he lamented the monumental incidences of graft in Nigerian higher institutions.
Magu who promised to make the fight more severe, gave this indication when a delegation of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone C, comprising North-east and North-central zones came on a courtesy visit in Maiduguri Zonal office.
According to Magu who was represented by Hamza Ridwan, second-in-command, Maiduguri Zonal Office: “The fight against corruption in the higher institutions of learning across the North-east, North-central and the country at large is not a new one to the Commission. But the Commission cannot do it alone; we need the collaboration of stakeholders like the students union representatives.
“The corruption taking place in higher institutions of learning is so alarming and we need you to notify us with facts and your identity will not be disclosed.
“When you hear complaints from academic and non-academic staff in your various institutions, you should be courageous to come and report to the Commission.”
As leaders of tomorrow, Magu urged Nigerian students to shun corruption.
“Make sure you shun corruption at this stage, because you are representing students who are the leaders of tomorrow and the general public as well.”
Comrade Sulaiman Muhammad Sarki (CNS), coordinator, NANS Zone C, while appreciating the tireless and giant strides of the EFCC boss in the fight against economic and financial crimes in the country, informed Magu of the efforts of NANS Zone C in trying to organize an anti-corruption summit with the theme “The Dangers of Corruption and the Role of the Youth in the Fight against Graft.”
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