Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Command, have arrested 28 persons suspected to be “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys” in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The arrest, which was carried out on Thursday, 23rd March 2023, at Mandate Area, Ilorin, followed actionable intelligence on the activities of fraudsters operating in the area.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the identity of the arrested suspects, include a cleric, twin brothers, 6 students of various institutions, and a mining operators, among others.
They are; Toheeb Albarka, cleric; Lambe Kehinde and Lambe Taye, twin brothers; Francis Stephen, Olabode Yusuf and Musbaudeen Akorede, who trade in dog selling respectively; Moshood Okunola, Kayode Aderemi, Ayobami Olorunfemi, Paul Ayomide, Agboola Marvellous and Adebisi Olatunde, who are all undergraduates.
Others include Olaleye Solomon, Miner; Akinade Samuel, Computer Technician; Damilola Shagaya, Real Estate Developer; Muhammed Awal, Graphic Designer; Adam Mubarak, Anti-Money Laundering Analyst; Ogundiran Nathaniel, Tiler; Jamiu Ishola, Printer; Dauda Tunde, Plumber; Abdullahi Sikiru, Bet 9ja Agent; Kasali Afeez Adegoke, Web Developer; Jordan Adeyinka, Wears/Shoe Dealer and a driver, Ojeniyi Boluwatife.
The suspects also include Adedamola Samson, Olarewaju Adisa Taofeek, Adewale Oloro and Omogbolahan Ibrahim.
Items recovered from the suspects include ten exotic cars, different brands of laptops, cell phones and printers, among others.
The suspects are to be arraigned in Court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.