Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have arrested 80 suspected internet fraudsters in a sting operation carried out in both Ibadan, Oyo State and Ondo State.
The EFCC operatives said they arrested 41 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, while 39 were arrested in Oyo State.
The suspects who claimed to be undergraduates of different tertiary institutions in Ibadan were arrested at Apete area of the Oyo State capital, following useful intelligence on their cyber-fraudulent activities.
However, following analyses carried out on their devices, incriminating documents, and messages of their fraudulent bank transactions were recovered from thirty-four of the suspects.
Five exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops are among the items recovered from them.
The anti graft agency said they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
According to a statement by EFCC’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren the suspects were nabbed at their hideout in the state following intelligence.
In Ondo State, twelve vehicles, including five Toyota Camry, Mercedes Benz GLE 350 4Matic, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Sonata, Lexus RX 350, Lexus ES 350, Lexus ES 250 and Toyota Highlander, were recovered.
Other items found in their possession were mobile phones, a printer and laptops.
Uwujaren noted that the suspects have made useful statements and would be arraigned soon.