Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) have arrested 33 suspected internet fraudsters popularly called Yahoo boys in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the EFCC.
The suspects were arrested at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension and Idi Ori areas of the Ogun State capital by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the EFCC.
The suspects are Sodiq Kotoye, Lawal Sofiu Temitope, Abiola Gabriel Oladimeji, Olufowobi Adeniyi, Lateef Taiwo, Oyebasi Damilola, Oluwatoyin Awonuga, Akinbode Azeez, Kayode Victor, Sulaimon Abdulahi, Adekona Tolani, Babatunde Rotimi, Oduwole Olatokunbo, Fatai Habeeb, Fashola Pelumi, Obitokun Olugbade, Atewojaye Oluwadamilare, Fawaz Calfos, , Obadina Tobi Godfrey, Eugushi Mumuni, Ehis Hopkins, Kolawole Bankole, Balogun Toheeb.
Others are Alaka Ismail, Adebowale Babatunde, Yusuf Ajibola, Adeoye Hammed, Omolayo Odutola, Musabaudeen Azeez Ayomide, Anifowoshe Babamide, Habeeb Ibrahim, Oladimeji Odunayo, Opatola Malik Sunday.
According to the EFCC, items recovered from them include 18 cars, mobile phones, laptops and several incriminating documents.
“They will soon be arraigned in court as soon as investigations are concluded,” Uwujaren said.