In Lokoja, Kogi state, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal Command, has detained 18 alleged internet fraudsters.
This was stated in a statement issued on Tuesday by Wilson Uwajuaren, the agency’s head of media and publicity.
Uwajuaren claimed that the arrest was made to stop the nation’s growing Internet fraud trend.
“This is the second of such operation in the state within the last two months.
“The latest arrest, which was made on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, followed actionable intelligence and hours of surveillance by the anti-graft operatives to smoke out the suspected fraudsters from their hideouts.
“Among the suspects are two siblings, Bala Abdulkarim and Bala Ayuba. Others are Adebayo Olubunmi, Yusuf Salawu, Victor Yakubu, Victor Udeh, Abutu Francis, Moses Akeji, Aiyegbe ThankGod, Eniola Adeniji, Abraham Ayodele, Julius Omowale, Samuel Onojah, Saka Ojo, Isaac Emmanuel, Yusuf Mohammed, Ibrahim Musa and Omaonu Victor.
“Preliminary investigations have shown that the suspects operate as a syndicate to scam unsuspecting victims.
“The suspected Yahoo Boys, who had incriminating items in their possession, including five different brands of exotic cars, phones and laptops, have volunteered useful statements to the commission,” the statement added.