EFCC Arrests 30 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Kwara - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

EFCC Arrests 30 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Kwara

ILORIN - Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have arrested 30 suspected internet fraudsters during an operation at Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete.

The suspects, according to the Head, Media, and Publicity of EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, were arrested following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet-related fraud activities.

Uwujaren said part of the intelligence indicated that suspected internet fraudsters were operating on campuses around Ilorin metropolis to swindle unsuspecting victims of their hard-earned income.

He added:” Based on the intelligence, and weeks of surveillance, operatives of the commission on September 19, 2021, executed a search warrant in hostels within the KWASU campus, where several arrests were made.

“In the course of interrogation, those found not culpable were released to the Students Union Government (SUG) of the school, while the targets of the sting operation were brought to the Ilorin Zonal Command for further questioning.

“Some of the items recovered from them include six exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones, and other incriminating documents.

“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded.”

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