EFCC arrests 94 ‘yahoo’ boys at Osogbo party

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had arrested 94 suspected internet fraudsters otherwise called Yahoo Boys at a party in Osogbo, Osun State. It said the arrest followed a raid by operatives of its Osogbo zonal office yesterday. Also, the anti-graft agency said 19 exotic cars, laptops and other items were recovered during the dawn operation. The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujarem, who made the disclosure in a statement yesterday, said the suspects were undergoing interrogation and that those indicted would face…

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For us, cybercrime is a life-long engagement –Yahoo boys

Some Nigerian youths, who introduced themselves as cyber fraudsters, have stated their reasons for embracing the crime. Most of them, who spoke with New Telegraph on the condition of anonymity, insisted that they took to the illegal business because of unemployment and economic hardship. Ironically, those of them claiming unemployment and economic hardship as excuses for taking to crime are still students and still under the care of their parents. One of them, a student of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, also attributed his going into cybercrime, otherwise known…

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PHOTOS: EFCC Arrests 27 Yahoo Boys in Osogbo, Recovers 8 Exotic Cars

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Thursday, June 20, 2019 swept on hideouts of suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, and smoked out 27 suspects among whom were four ladies suspected to be their girlfriends. Officials of the Commission have embarked on weeks of surveillance, working on series of intelligence gathered on the activities of suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ in locations across the city. The intelligence was found to be substantially credible, leading to the sting operation on Thursday. Among the…

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RITUAL KILLINGS: New antics for yahoo boys

Ritual killings are fast becoming the fad in Nigeria. This, many have attributed to the erosion of the country’s value system, which incidentally seem to have given rise to money becoming the god worshiped by youths. In this report, ISIOMA MADIKE, looks at why young people do everything fetish, including human sacrifice to get rich quick nowadays     Nigeria, many believe, is in great danger as ritual killings are gradually but steadily overshadowing all other crimes in the country. The evil has actually assumed a frightening dimension with many…

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A bad day for ‘Yahoo boys’

“Every day is for the thief but one day is for the owner.” This vividly explained how nemesis caught up with three suspected ‘Yahoo ritual men’. The boys set out on the fateful day for ‘business’ as usual. They got their prey but they were soon faced with nemesis. While some of the onlookers described them as kidnappers, others at the scene of their arrest maintained that they were ritual men. They were caught in the act of kidnapping a girl to their hideouts in their waiting tricycle. This came…

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EFCC arrests 24 suspects for internet fraud , 1 for vote buying

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ilorin has arrested 24 suspects for internet fraud and one other for vote buying in Kwara. Mr Isyaku Sharu, Zonal head of EFCC, Ilorin, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his office, said that most of those arrested ”were vibrant, young and energetic youths, aged between 18 and 25. “Among those arrested are two corps members, some students of University of Ilorin and others from the Kwara Polytechnic, including their girlfriends “15 of them…

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Love scam: 10 Nigerians pose as U.S. Army officers

The Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 10 suspected Internet fraudsters. They were arrested in different locations and at different times across Port Harcourt (Rivers State), Warri (Delta State) and Asaba (Delta State) in a sting operation. The suspects are: Alia Jamike Chinemerem; Ogbiugba Ifeanyi Henry; Uchanna Cyril; Samuel Obomovo; Israel Ogagaoghene; Israel Diaso; Aghariagbonse Destiny; Aretuemhen Frank, Paul Esibhakpen and Louis Idehen.Acting Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Tony Orilade, said that investigations showed that the suspects were involved in love scam…

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Police hand over 3 suspected internet fraudsters to EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it had in its custody three suspected Advance Fee fraudsters arrested in Ilesha, Osun. The Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr Tony Orilade, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja. He said that the suspects were handed to the commission’s personnel in Ibadan, Oyo state, by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for further investigation. Orilade said that the suspects, who were between the ages of 22 years and 29 years…

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EFCC arrests 9 “yahoo boys”

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said its operatives had arrested nine suspects in connection with alleged internet fraud in Abuja. According to a statement by the Acting Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade, the alleged fraudsters, otherwise known as “Yahoo Yahoo boys”, were apprehended by the Advance Fee Fraud Section of the Commission on November 30. He gave their names as: Edwin Ogbomwan, Okouromi Franklin, Oseji Collins, Collins Onyekwuluje, Anyanechi Ekene, Tony Oviasuyi, Chidi Emeshili, Osaigbovo Aiseos and Osaigbovo Ikponmnosa. Orilade further disclosed…

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PHOTOS: EFCC arrests 12 “yahoo boys” at Club 57

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on May 11 arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters in the Ikoyi area of Lagos. According to a post on Facebook by the anti-graft agency, its operatives stormed the popular Club 57 on Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, where the suspected “yahoo yahoo boys” were rounded up, following intelligence report. “While some of the suspects abandoned their exotic cars to avoid arrest, some others put up resistance, thereby turning the environ into a war-like zone of sorts. “However, a total of 10 cars were recovered from…

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