EFCC Arrests Seven ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Ilorin
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, on Tuesday arrested seven persons for offenses bordering on internet fraud and other fraud-related crimes. The first four among the suspects, namely: Kayode Obanewo a.k.a Samantha James, Muhammed Ademola a.ka Catherine Smith, Yusuf Rasheed a.k.a Rebecca Moore and Apata Oluwakayode a.k.a Hanna Cole, were arrested on June 11, 2019 at Mandate Estate Phase 2, behind Irewolede area of Ilorin following intelligence reports. Obanewo, during interrogation from officers of the Commission, confessed to engaging in ‘Yahoo’. According to him, “I was arrested at Mandate Estate Phase 2, but before the day of my arrest, I met a friend who introduced me to internet fraud. He gave me a laptop which was the reason behind my arrest. I saw one email address on the laptop and started using it to chat with some people at night when I come back from work.” The Commission also arrested three other persons for similar offences in Agric Estate, Ilorin. They are: Olorunwa Okikiola, Olurunfemi Olamide, and Ogungbemi Sogo. Items recovered from the suspects include: laptops, phones and sim cards of different network providers among others. The anti-graft agency stated that the suspects will soon be charged to court.