Operatives of the Ilorin zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday arrested 28 persons suspected to be “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys” in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, Nigerian Tribune reports.
In a statement by the Head, Media and Publicity of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, the arrest was effected at Mandate Area, Ilorin, followed actionable intelligence on the activities of fraudsters operating in the area.
The statement said that preliminary investigation revealed the identity of the arrested suspects to include a cleric, twin brothers, six students of various institutions, mining operator and a host of other specialized private individuals.
“They are Toheeb Albarka, cleric; Lambe Kehinde and Lambe Taye, twin brothers; Francis Stephen, Olabode Yusuf and Musbaudeen Akorede who trade in dog selling respectively; Moshood Okunola, Kayode Aderemi, Ayobami Olorunfemi, Paul Ayomide, Agboola Marvellous and Adebisi Olatunde, who are all undergraduates.”
“The suspects also include Olaleye Solomon, Miner; Akinade Samuel, Computer Technician; Damilola Shagaya, Real Estate Developer; Muhammed Awal, Graphic Designer; Adam Mubarak, Anti-Money Laundering Analyst; Ogundiran Nathaniel, Tiler; Jamiu Ishola, Printer; Dauda Tunde, Plumber; Abdullahi Sikiru, Bet Naija Agent; Kasali Afeez Adegoke, Website Developer; Jordan Adeyinka, Wears/Shoe Dealer and a driver, Ojeniyi Boluwatife.”
Others are Adedamola Samson, Olarewaju Adisa Taofeek, Adewale Oloro and Omogbolahan Ibrahim“Items recovered from the suspects upon arrest include 10 exotic cars, different brands of laptops and cell phones, printer, among others.