The Lagos State Zonal Office of the EFCC have arrested the proprietor of a ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ training school in Lagos, Frank Chinedu.
Chinedu, 22, was arrested alongside eight students of the unnamed training centre located at 14, Animashuan Street, Progressive Estate, Ojodu Berger, Lagos, while receiving lectures in Internet fraud activities.
The students are: Ahmed Musa, 24; Desmond Eze, 29; Preye Kingsley, 23: Benjamin Irabor, 21: Benjamin Opah, 19; Akapo Prosper, 22; Innocent Paul, 20 and Olamide Edun, 20.
The suspected Internet fraudsters were arrested under cover on May 22, 2019, following intelligence reports received by the Commission about their involvement in alleged criminal activities.
They’ve been quite active in their operations this year. In May alone, the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Advance Fee Fraud Section, Abuja Headquarters in collaboration with men from the Benin Zonal Office in an operation on Friday arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters at Sapele, Delta State.
A statement by EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, said working on intelligence reports, the suspects, who are between the ages of 18 to 30 years, were smoked out from their hideouts in an early morning operation.
“A day earlier, the operatives from Abuja had arrested two suspected internet fraudster in Ughelli, Delta State”, it read.
“Items recovered from the suspects include laptop computers, iPhones, phones, ATM cards and three exotic vehicles. The cars are Benz C350, Benz ML 350 and Chrysler 300.
“The raid on the internet fraudsters is one in the series by operatives of the Commission in line with the directive of the acting Executive Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu to rid the entire country of internet fraud and cybercrime.”
The statement added that the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon investigations are completed.