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100 Nigerian Undergraduates Turned Yahoo Yahoo Boys Detained By The EFCC Over Internet Fraud

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August 14, 2017 – 100 Nigerian Students, Yahoo Yahoo Fraudsters Detained By The EFCC Over Internet Fraud

At least 100 undergraduates of tertiary institutions across the Southwest have been detained for various cybercrimes by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), it was learnt yesterday.

Addressing reporters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital yesterday, the commission’s Deputy Zonal Head, Ibadan, Kazeem Oseni, who spoke on behalf of the Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu, said the suspects were arrested for mainly online love scam, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud and online marketing scams.

Oseni added that the Ibadan office had recovered around N277.9 million from fraudsters in the past nine months, adding that 50 cases had been instituted against the suspects with 381 others being investigated.

”The commission is attending to 431 cases among which 50 cases are already in court. In the past nine months, we have arrested 195 individuals in connection with bank fraud, internet fraud, land and general disputes. Among the cases in court are the ones involving the Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, that of the Federal University of Technology, Akure and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

“The prevailing case in Ibadan is internet frauds involving young people. The Ibadan office has so far recovered N277, 931,341 from various financial criminals while we have also recovered objects like cars used by fraudsters to perpetrate crimes,” he said



  1. Mon

    August 15, 2017 at 1:02 AM

    Let EFCC be ready to arrest more as ASUU is on strike again. In as much as what they are doing is bad,government is not helping matter at all, those money they are sharing,if channeled to education sector,this kind of crime and others will reduce to a minimum.

  2. mimia

    August 15, 2017 at 1:39 AM

    hum! what do u people want them to do to pluck out mango leaves and use to pay their schools fees,text books,accomodation etc why cant fed.Higher institution be free,ladies own is better cos of prostitution they pay,2o11 final year school fees is #25,5oo in i.M.T enugu but now its too high.Mighty God bring out geniue person that will make this country great and help we youths so that all these crimes will less Amen

  3. Lola O

    August 15, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    Whilst most countries are advancing in the field of technology and intellectual property, Nigerian youths are advancing in cyber fraud, theft and various forms of crime. This is a real shame, disgrace and embarrassment. They are following the footsteps of their leaders in government, who have stolen money that should be invested in good education, infrastructure and technology. My heart bleeds for Nigeria, especially our youths as the future seems bleaker than ever. Lord have mercy.

  4. Olu Komolafe

    August 16, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    Good to know that the police force is on top of the game. I was defrauded by one Adeniji Omolola of best_naija_online_shopping through a Diamond Bank Account No.9989177229 ( A yellow account) I ordered some items and into the Diamond account since 10July, 2017, up till now I am yet to take delivery as he refused picking calls and responding to online chats.

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