32 fraudsters arrested, some hid in ridiculous spots to evade EFCC arrest

Operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, arrested 32 people suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys”.

Some of them hid themselves in ridiculous places in the house where they were arrested. One of the suspects was capture hiding himself inside a sofa.

The suspects aged between 15 and 39, were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, Ogun during an early morning sting operation carried out by men of the commission

The suspects were taken by surprise when the EFCC operatives swept on them at one of their notorious havens in the ancient city. 14 of them claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they were self-employed in various vocations.

Items recovered from them include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects.

According to the commission’s spokesperson, Tony Orilade, “the suspects are already helping operatives with useful information adding, “They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded”.