Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) have arrested 24 suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo boys.
According to a statement it released on its verified Twitter page, the suspects are Kelvin Essen, Michael Ekene, Steve Ochanogor, Olatujoye Samuel, Ohaeme Samuel, George Emeka, Adenigbo Igbola, Famugiloh Hakeem, Samuel Elohor, Michael Ugochukwu, Olumide Olalekan, Ayomipo David, Adulawo Oladipupo Victor and Okenwa Emeka Okobi.
Others include Adeyanju Olamide Blessing, Temi Simon, Elias Andrew Ogbe, Elvis Akuya, Onyebuchi Chisom, Abraham Nnana, Nwune Fortune, Golden Felix, Azeez Ola and Sushi Christian.
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They were arrested on July 28, 2022, at Silver Spring Estate, Agungi, Lagos following credible intelligence on the activities of some members of an Organized Cybercrime Network who are into computer-related fraud.
Upon their arrest, exotic cars, mobile devices and laptops were recovered from them.
The anti-graft agency said the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded. The agency has reiterated its readiness to clamp down on Yahoo boys not just in Lagos but in other parts of the country.
The minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said he opted not to seek any political position in 2023 because he believes at his age, politicians should quit for younger elements to blossom, according to a Peoples Gazette report.
“We are talking about young people, is it not time for us to leave the space? The former two-term Lagos governor enthused in an interview with Punch. “I came in at 39, I’m going at 60, let some 30-year olds too come and start their journey. It’s time to go.”