EFCC picks up 34 powerful Yahoo Boys in Osun State
The Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have released suspected internet fraudstars otherwise known as YAHOO BOYS forcefully arrested in the early hours of Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Arrested with 33 internet fraudstars was a former soldier, Adebisi Jamiu..
“The suspects were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The 22-year-old former soldier, Jamiu and the other suspects were arrested on the strength of verified intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime.”
“The other suspects include Muritala Olaniyi Lateef, Wasiu Olajide, Wasiu Sadiq, Olaniran Abiodun, Ayodeji Tosin, Olaniran Tayo, Oginni Oluwaseun, Oginni Olatunde, Ojuade Oluwafemi and Ibrahim Wande.
Others are Oladiran Olayinka, Akinjobi Akinwunmi, Abayomi Aderohunmi, Olaoluwa Temitope, Idowu Olawale, Lawrence Taiwo, Ojo Gbenga, Tiamiyu Farouk, Oladele Seun, Akiniyi Boluwatife, Olaoluwa Mutiu, Olakunle Omolofe, Olalere Samad, Edbadon Johnson, Oketunbi Kayode, Gbeyide Tomiwa, Oluwanisola Elmuqsit, Bathlomew John, Ibikunle James, Olamide Oluwaseyi, Yusuf Mohammed, Adebola Ibrahim, and Ajayi Muyiwa.
The suspects have volunteered statements to the Commission and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”
It will be recalled that the EFCC Operatives came in ‘commando like’ raids, breaking the gates, walls and doors to effect the arrests of some of the suspects that sparked off protests along Ring Road axis of Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Tuesday.
The actions of the EFCC operatives were widely condemned.