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EFCC arrests 128 suspected internet fraudsters in Osun, Kwara, Edo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 128 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys in Osun, Kwara and Edo states.

CONVERSEER gathered that 64 suspects were arrested on Wednesday, 8th May 2024, in Ede, Osun State, following actionable intelligence on their suspicious fraudulent activities in their environs.

EFCC arrests 128 suspected internet fraudsters in Osun, Kwara, Edo

Items recovered from them include 18 exotic vehicles, 18 laptops, 112 mobile phones, three Play Station games, five motorcycles and other incriminating documents among others.

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In a similar vein, the Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the EFCC on the same day arrested 25 suspects in Ilorin, Kwara State, for offences bordering on suspected internet fraud.

EFCC arrests 128 suspected internet fraudsters in Osun, Kwara, Edo

The suspects were arrested during two separate sting operations at various locations in Ilorin, following credible intelligence about the activities of some suspected internet fraudsters operating within the State.

Items recovered from the suspects include six exotic cars, different brands of phones and laptops.

Also, 39 suspects were arrested at different locations within Benin City by the operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of the EFCC, on Wednesday, 8th May 2024.

EFCC arrests 128 suspected internet fraudsters in Osun, Kwara, Edo

The suspects were arrested following actionable intelligence on their suspected involvement in computer-related fraud.

Items recovered from them include eight exotic cars – two Mercedes-Benz GLK 350, two Mercedes Benz C300, two Lexus RX350, Toyota Camry, Lexus ES350; laptops and phones.

According to a statement by the EFCC, “The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”

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