The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a serving military personnel, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode and 26 others.
They were nabbed for alleged internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.
Dele Oyewale, EFCC spokesman, made the announcement in a statement on Monday.
Kayode, with service number NAF18/34732, was arrested in his military attire during an early morning raid at 6B, Fatai Idowu Arobike, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
EFCC said the intelligence was received from concerned members of the public about his alleged involvement in criminal activities.
In custody are Kalu Emmanuel, Hassan Sunday, Odinaka David Okem, Victor Ochiabuito, Christopher Prince, Victor Ologhu, Alex Aka, Miracle Onyekwere, Habeeb Ayomide, Olakunle Ajeigbu, Rasheed Olanrewaju and Salam Hakeem.
Adeniran Nurudeen, Opeyemi Ojo Chris, Derrick Moris, Shehu Oluoti, Fuad Akinbayo, Babatunde Idowu, Uzo Igwe Nathaniel, Debowale Adedoyin, Segun Emmanuel, Godswill Maduchem, Samson Kazeem, Oluwatobi Oluwatoba, Olaitan Ajao and Oyindamola Kareem.
Kayode was quoted as saying the “big shot yahoo yahoo boys” in whose company he was arrested, were his friends.
He revealed that they had been teaching him how to make money through cybercrime.
They are members of Organised Cyber Criminal Syndicate Network (OCCSN).
EFCC said the ladies arrested with them confirmed the involvement of their “boyfriends” in internet fraud.
Diamond jewelry, exotic cars and phones were recovered from them.
The statement added that the suspects will be charged to court soon.
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