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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 1 May 2021

Source: The Nation

EFCC arrests 33 suspected yahoo boys in Abeokuta

No fewer than 67 suspected Yahoo boys have been arrested in Ogun and Ondo states in a crackdown by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on internet fraud and related offences.

Thirty-three of the suspects were arrested in Ogun while 34 were apprehended in Ondo.

Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission picked up the suspects yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Head of Media and Publicity Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement that they were apprehended in Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension and Idi Ori areas of the state capital, following actionable intelligence.

Items reportedly recovered from them included 18 cars, mobile phones, laptops and several allegedly incriminating documents.

Some of the Ondo suspects were arrested in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area, some of them said to be students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo.

It was gathered that the EFCC operatives broke into their apartments at night in an operation codenamed ‘Erinle’.

Uwujaren said investigation into the matter had begun and that the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigations.

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