The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested no fewer than 16 young men in Lekki area of the state for allegedly engaging in internet fraud, popularly known as ‘yahoo yahoo.’
The suspected internet fraudsters are Habeeb Adebayo, Marcus Wisdom, Caleb Triumphant Ezikiel, Akinduro Henry, Osarobo Osasere and Oyelami Olatunji.
Others are Pelumi Glory, Ehibor Joseph, Emmanuel Timileyin, Jefta Akpan, Okirhie Rukewe, Oxford Robbinson, Onyeka Odika, Uzoma Gideon, Adebayo Oluwatobi and Isreal Ugochukwu.
They were rounded-up on January 21, 2021 at the Ziroc Residence Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, by operatives who had been tracking their activities. Upon interrogation, they all confessed to engaging in different forms of computer-related fraud, including romance and love scam.
A further analysis of their mobile devices and computers also confirmed their involvement in internet fraud. They would soon be arraigned in a court as investigations have already been concluded, the commission said.