20 suspected internet fraudsters aka yahoo boys have been arrested in Kwara state over offences bordering on cybercrime.
Early last month, operatives of the Command also arrested 62 suspected internet fraudsters including a convict, one Raji Wasiu Babatunde, whom the commission had last year secured his conviction over similar offence, EFCC source said.
The source added: “The latest arrest, which followed credible intelligence, took place at Egbejila, Airport Road and Offa Garage area, all in Ilorin.”
The suspects are Habeeb Abubakar, Abiola Abiodun, Atitebi Samuel, Emmanuel Mofe Oborirhwoho, John Adamson, Mayowa Akinola Victor, Oluwafemi Smith Ola, Abdullahi Isiak, Orji Daniel Roland, Martinson Adegboyega and Kolawole Temidayo.
Others are Orimadegun Bashir Ishola, Tijani Quadri, Adebisi Kazeem, Umar Abdulkareem, Adebisi Teslim, Okunlola Idris Ayomide, Quadri Lekan, Ukueni Great and Adeyeye Usman.
Items recovered from them upon arrest include different brands of phones, laptops and exotic cars.
The source added: “The suspects will be charged to court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.”