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EFCC Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Kogi

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested 18 suspected Internet fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo Boys, operating in Lokoja, the Kogi State

capital.

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The arrest was effected by operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Commission when they busted the hideouts of the suspected internet fraudsters.

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According to a statement by the Media Unit of the Command, it was the second of such operations in the state within the last two months.

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The operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command, which covers Kwara, Ekiti

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and Kogi States, had recently in June arrested 19 suspected

fraudsters at different locations in Lokoja.

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The latest arrest, which was made on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, followed actionable intelligence and hours of surveillance by the anti-graft

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operatives to smoke out the suspected fraudsters of their hideouts.

 

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Among the suspects are two siblings, Bala Caleb Abdulkarim and Ayuba Bala.

 

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Others are Adebayo Olubunmi, Yusuf Salawu, Victor Yakubu, Victor Udeh,

Abutu Francis, Moses Akeji, Aiyegbe ThankGod, and Eniola Adeniji.

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Also arrested were Abraham Ayodele, Julius Omowale, Samuel Onojah, Saka Usman Ojo, Isaac Emmanuel, Yusuf Mohammed, Ibrahim Musa and Omaonu

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Ojochenemi Victor.

 

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Preliminary investigations showed that the suspects operated as a

syndicate to scam unsuspecting victims.

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The statement added that the suspected ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’, who had incriminating items in their

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possession, including five different brands of exotic cars, phones and

laptops, have volunteered useful statements to the Commission and would be charged to court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.

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