Thirty-five suspected internet fraudsters popularly called yahoo-yahoo have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Seventeen of them were arrested on Thursday at the Akobo area of Ibadan following intelligence report on their alleged fraudulent activities.
EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed their arrest in a statement issued in Ibadan on Monday.
According to Uwujaren, the remaining eighteen suspects were apprehended by officers of 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan and handed over to the Commission for further investigation
The suspects arrested by the EFCC operatives were: Abioye Oluwatobi Alex,Taiwo Babalola Oluwatope, Adebayo Babatunde Teslim Adekunle Odewale Damilola, Lawal Ismail Adebola, Salau Ayobami Adeyemi, Adebowale Samuel Amusan, Ojekale Samuel Ayodimeji, Akinola Adekunle, Salau Opeyemi Saheed, Ugwu Osita, Micheal Ayomide, Adedun Olajide Temidire, Adegbenro Adeola Damilare, Emmanuel Oluwatobi Ajala, , Adebayo Babatunde Teslim, Opeyemi Sonuola and Adetona Oladimeji Abdulazee.
The 18 suspects who were handed over to the Commission by Lieutenant Goni Tijjani Ibrahim were arrested at Ihejirika Garden, near the Army Cantonment, Ibadan, following series of complaints from the residents regarding their fraudulent activities.
They are: Adeotun Omodele, Lamidi Abeeb, Lawal Muhammed, Kolapo Samad, Akinpelu Gbotemi, Ahmed Rilwan, Sodiq Adebayo, Mohammed Salami, Muyiwa Adeyeye, Awojoola Muiz, Ogunyemi Ayobami, Gabriel Ikyelede, Olamide Adekunle, Isaac Elijah, Azeez Yusuf, Damilola Muritala, Opeyemi Nurudeen and Olamide Lamidi.
Meanwhile, Mobile phones, laptops, Seven exotic cars, one smart television set and incriminating documents were recovered from the suspects during the arrest.