No fewer than eleven middle-aged men have been arrested in Osun State over alleged cybercrime activities.
The Oyo State chapter of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said it arrested the suspects in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
Naija News understands that twelve expensive cars, mobile phones, laptop computers, and other sophisticated devices were recovered from the internet fraudsters, better known as Yahoo boys.
The Nigeria anti-graft agency in a post on its official Twitter account revealed that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the commission who acted on intelligence and swooped on the suspects’ hideouts in Osogbo.
The exotic cars found in their hideouts include “three Toyota Highlander SUVs, one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 SUV, one Acura SUV, two Honda Crosstour, two Toyota Venza and three other Toyota brands were recovered from the arrested Internet fraudsters.”
EFCC said “the suspects, who variously claimed to be students, artisans, farmers and businessmen, are currently undergoing interrogation to ascertain their level of involvement in the alleged crime.
“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”
See the tweet below:
EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Osogbo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, January 22, 2021 arrested eleven suspected fraudsters. pic.twitter.com/5jqQ7YpGfo
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) January 22, 2021
In another news, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC debunked rumours making the rounds that the commission has commenced recruiting.
Naija News reports that the anti-graft agency made this known in a statement on its Facebook page.
Source: Naija News