Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, on Thursday, arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters popularly called ‘Yahoo Boys’.
The suspects were arrested at Liberty Estate, Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, during an early morning sting operation carried out by men of the commission.
The suspects, according to the commission’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, are already helping operatives with useful information.
Due to the timing, the suspects whose ages are between 15 and 39 years, were taken by surprise when the EFCC operatives swept on them at one of their notorious havens in the ancient city.
Fourteen of the suspects, according to Orilade, claimed to be undergraduates, while 18 others said they were self-employed in various vocations.
He said the arrest was sequel to a petition detailing the suspects’ alleged fraudulent activities, including internet fraud through which they obtained money from unsuspecting victims.
Items recovered from them include six exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, several documents containing false pretences and fetish objects.