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NUJ condemns EFCC invasion of journalist’s home in Abia
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NUJ condemns EFCC invasion of journalist’s home in Abia

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abia State Council, has noted with dismay and deep sense of sadness the unwarranted invasion of the residence of her member, Norah Okafor by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) who were on manhunt of internet fraudsters, popularly known as “yahoo boys”. It was gathered that the Port Harcourt zone of the Nigeria anti corruption agency had on Wednesday, 22nd day of September, 2021, hooded about 21 people on a sting operation in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, bursting into the Journalist’s apartment in the dead of the night, after disconnecting the wire used to electrify the fence, scaled the wall and broke the gate key to gain unfettered access into the building. Reacting, the NUJ Abia Council, in a press releas...
Smiling Internet Fraudster, nine others bag Jail terms in Abuja
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Smiling Internet Fraudster, nine others bag Jail terms in Abuja

An internet fraudster who was smiling in his mugshot has been sentenced alongside nine others. The Abuja Zonal Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 arraigned and secured the conviction and sentencing of 10 internet fraudsters to various prison terms. The convicts: Israel Kue, Ulukpo Victor Obokparo, Osondu Stanley, Habib Iko-Ojo, Precious Ani, Emmanuel Philip Ikpan, Umar Farouk Mohammed, Israel Kue, Kingsley Mathew, Ibrahim Oyolade and Taiwo Samuel, were prosecuted before Justice Hamza Mu’azu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja for offences bordering on cheating, misrepresentation, romance scam, obtaining by false pretenses and defrauding foreigners via internet. They pleaded guilty to their respective charges. O...
EFCC arrests 42 suspected internet fraudsters in Awka and Enugu
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EFCC arrests 42 suspected internet fraudsters in Awka and Enugu

  Operatives of the Enugu Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested 42 suspected internet fraudsters in separate operations in Awka and Enugu. Twenty-nine (29) of the suspects were arrested in Awka while thirteen (13) were arrested in Enugu following intelligence on their alleged involvement in internet fraud. A statement from the agency gave the names of the suspects as Chimezie Anyamutaku, Chinonso Dominic, Onyekachi Nwankwo,Ikenna Austin, Chinonso Anthony Caesar,Felix Okechukwu Chikagu, Dera Okoye, Victor Onyebuchi, Emmanuel Ifeanyi,Emeka Izu John, Raphael Gbughemobi,Okorie Charles,Onyeoji Chukwuemeka,Enem Bontis Obinna Udoka,Chibueze Udechukwu Ofor, Lawrence Oyegu, Soburu Kingsley, and Ikechukwu Umeakunne. ...
Two internet fraudsters jailed for two years
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Two internet fraudsters jailed for two years

The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of two internet fraudsters - Noah Omoregbe (a.k.a Frank Mark) and Destiny Efewengbe (a.k.a William Scot ) before Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. The defendants were arraigned on one count charge each of personation and intent to defraud contrary to section 484 of the Criminal Code Law Cap 48 Laws of defunct Bendel State of Nigeria (as applicable in Edo State) 1976 and punishable under the same Law. The charge against Omoregbe reads: "that you Noah Omoregbe (a.k.a Frank Mark) on or about the 21st day of June 2021 at Yoruba Street, Benin City, within the jurisdiction of this Hounourable Court, did with intent to defraud, fals...
Lawyer in EFCC’s Net for allegedly Forging Bail Documents
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Lawyer in EFCC’s Net for allegedly Forging Bail Documents

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Ewa Okpo Edmund, popularly known as ' Street Lawyer' for allegedly presenting a forged medical report to procure the bail of his client, Noble Dainge Tamunoateli (a.k.a. Frederick Collins) an alleged internet fraudster currently under prosecution on charges bordering on criminal impersonation and possession of over N14 million suspected to proceed of crime. The offense is contrary to Section 22 (2)(b)(i) of the Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention ETC) Act, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 ( 2 ) ( b ) ( iv ) of the same Act. A statement released by the antigraft agency says on receiving the bail documents, operatives of the Commission proceeded to the University of Calabar Teaching Hosp...
EFCC warns hotels to stop helping internet fraudsters after recent raid in Lagos
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EFCC warns hotels to stop helping internet fraudsters after recent raid in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned hotels across the country to stop aiding internet fraudsters.   The anti-graft agency's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday, that owners could become criminally liable for allowing their premises to be used for cybercrime.   He noted that this is a contravention of the Advance Fee Fraud Act which on conviction could lead to a five-year term in prison without the option of a fine.   "The Commission warns hoteliers from allowing their premises and facilities to become havens for cybercrime," he said.   The statement was in reaction to EFCC's recent raid at a hotel in Lagos where operatives arrested at least 30 people accused of internet fraud.   Th...
Smiling Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Sentences
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Smiling Yahoo Boys Bag Jail Sentences

Two internet fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys who were smiling in their mugshot, have bagged jail sentences after being arraigned in court. John Padre Akor and Aondoaver Aondoseer were handed the jail sentence on Thursday July 8 after being arraigned before Justice Abdu Dogo of the Federal High Court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) on one-count separate charge bordering on criminal impersonation and obtaining money from foreign nationals under false pretence. Justice Dogo convicted and sentenced the defendants accordingly after they pleaded guilty to the charge. Akor was sentenced to three (3) years imprisonment with an option of fine of N1.5million. A 2015 model GLK 350 4matic Mercedes Benz and a Phone recover...
Six suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Port Harcourt
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Six suspected internet fraudsters arrested in Port Harcourt

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Office on Tuesday, June 29, arrested six suspected internet fraudsters, at No. 2 Elewowrks Close, off First Avenue by Las Vegas Bus Stop, Rumuibekwe, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.   The suspects identified as Kingsley Peters; Christian Ndibe; Kingsley Dominic; Marvin Dominic, Ogbonda Deric, and Morgan Chinda were all arrested based on verified intelligence by the EFCC. Preliminary investigations linked them with suspected internet fraud.   According to a statement from the antigraft agency, items recovered from them include: one black- colored Toyota Corolla car; seven different models of iPhones; two laptops; one black Asus; two ECOWAS international passports; one driver's license; t...
Father and Son Arrested by EFCC over alleged Internet Fraud
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Father and Son Arrested by EFCC over alleged Internet Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested a man and his father over alleged Internet fraud. Malik Giles Bakare and his father, Isa Bola Bakare, are being investigated in an alleged case of conspiracy, computer-related fraud, obtaining by false pretense and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities. Malik Giles Bakare was arrested and handed over to the Commission by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos on May 31, 2021. During the course of investigation, his father, Isa Bola Bakare, appeared at the Commission claiming ownership of a Range Rover car estimated at about N46 Million, which was recovered from his son. However, the father failed to provide a satisfactory account of how he was able to procure the vehi...
Nine Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested  in Abuja
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Nine Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested  in Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC have arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters at Gwagwalada New Layout area of Abuja, FCT. The suspects are: Teddy Agbam, Abdullahi Abdulsamad, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed, Ehije Miracle Julius, John Amajeh Stephen, Okorie Kalu Udo, Abrebor Promise, Abdulazeez Amin, and Habib Abdulateef. The arrest followed credible intelligence on the nefarious activities of the suspects. Items recovered from them are laptops and mobile phones. They were also found with substances suspected to be Indian hemp and other drugs. According to EFCC, they will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded. See more photos below. 
Soldier allegedly Stabs DSS Operative to Death in Ekiti
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Soldier allegedly Stabs DSS Operative to Death in Ekiti

Three soldiers have been accused of being involved in the death of an operative of the Department of State Services (DSS) Seye Olubodun, in a hotel in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. It was gathered that the soldiers invaded Hossana hotel at about 7.30 pm on Friday, June 4, during which one of them allegedly stabbed the DSS operative to death. According to eyewitness report, argument ensued between the soldiers and the DSS operative after they arrested a young man suspected to be an internet fraudster inside the hostel. The deceased was said to be trying to intervene over moves by the soldiers to arrest the suspect when one of the soldiers got angry and allegedly stabbed him to death. “It was at about 7.30pm that the incident happened at a hotel along NTA Road in Ad...
Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Enugu
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Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Enugu

Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 24 arrested six suspected internet fraudsters. A statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the antigraft agency gave the names of the suspects as Tochukwu Okoro, Okechukwu Ejechie, Nwankwo Okeke, Edeh Emmanuel, Emeka Chukwunonso and Kenechukwu Ekunie. He said they were arrested at Bricks Estate, Independence Layout, Enugu based on credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. According to the statement, a Toyota Camry car with registration number YAB 418 AZ was recovered from Tochukwu Okoro while other incriminating materials including laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the other suspects. He said the suspects will be charged to Co...
Youths and Suspected Yahoo boys Stage Protest in Osogbo,Accuse EFCC Officials of Extortion
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Youths and Suspected Yahoo boys Stage Protest in Osogbo,Accuse EFCC Officials of Extortion

There is tension in Osogbo, the Osun state capital as youths and others believed to be suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ staged a protest over repeated arrests carried out in the city by operatives of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). EFCC operatives had stormed Adetunji Estate and Hallelujah Estate in Osogbo to arrest suspected internet fraudsters on Monday night May 17 but were prevented by youths in the area who stopped them from allegedly taking away 20 vehicles belonging to the suspects. This morning, the suspected internet fraudsters stormed Lameco Junction and Dele Yes Sir Junction to make bonfires and mount roadblocks. See more photos and video from the protest below...  
“Come to Yoruba Nation. Igboho will not allow any police to arrest you”- Yoruba Nation agitator tells Yahoo boys (video)
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“Come to Yoruba Nation. Igboho will not allow any police to arrest you”- Yoruba Nation agitator tells Yahoo boys (video)

A "Yoruba Nation" agitator has asked internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo boys to come and settle in the South West region as the Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemi aka Sunday Igboho, will not allow any police officer to arrest them. In a video that has gone viral, the lady who spoke in Yoruba, said no police officer will dare arrest the internet fraudsters who reside in "Yoruba nation" when it is created. She said this at the rally Igboho held in Osun state on Saturday, May 15, to demand the creation of Yoruba nation. ''All you Yahoo boys should come to Yoruba Nation. If you come to Yoruba nation, no police officer will dare come and arrest you. Police officers will be coming into your room to arrest you and you will be looking. Please come. There is room for you. All ...
EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta
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EFCC Arrests 33 Suspected Yahoo Boys In Abeokuta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, has arrested 33 suspected Internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun. This is contained in a statement signed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the spokesman as saying that the suspects were arrested by the operatives of EFCC on Tuesday at Adigbe, Oloke, Ibara Housing Estate Extension, and Idi Ori areas of Abeokuta. He said that the arrest, followed actionable intelligence earlier received on their alleged criminal activities of the suspects. Uwujaren said that items recovered from the suspects include: 18 cars, mobile phones, laptops, and several other incriminating documents. He said that the suspects...
18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Lagos
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18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested 18 suspected Internet fraudsters in Lagos State. The suspects include Ayomide Christian Balogun, Harrison Etshede, Rahim Ibrahim Ajiboye, Nwafor Ebuka, Christian Onyenachi, Egbe Emmanuel Olemuno, Okoye Charles, Moses Isaac Benjamin, and Abubakar Mukthar. Others are Ayodele Adewusi Khalid, John Folarin Oyindamola, Oshilaja Ayomide Samson, Olayinka Samuel Juwon, Keshinro Ridwan Oluwafemi, Sulaimon Waris Titilope, Samuel Odei Olamilekan, Shen Banjo Olusayo, and Michael Olayinka Ike. A statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Media and Publicity, EFCC, said the suspects were arrested during sting operations on both Second Gate Estate, Oke-Iranla, Ajah, Lekki, and Victoria G...
27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Lagos
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27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Lagos

27 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspects are: David Promise, Cyril Okodogbe, Taiwo Femi, Jasa Oghenerwede Frank, Adesokan Ibrahim, Femi Emmanuel Phillip, Jimoh Olayinka Alimi, Anene Dominic, Victor Damola, Israel Attah, Alonge Oluwadamilare, Muhammadu Sani Garba, Luis Fred, and Adu Olaoluwa. Others are: Precious Utomi, Oladosu Samuel, Andrew John, Olayiwola Ojo, Ekong Samuel Enobong, Oluwakemi Ezekiel, Okewole Segun, Olawale Adekunle, Ajibade Idris Adeniyi, Imeobong-Odion Promise, Karaole Lateef, Rowland Emmanuel, and Nelson Lucky. They were arrested on April 9, 2021, in the Ayobo-Ipaja area of Lagos State, following intelligence received by the Co...
Court Convicts 11 Internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt
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Court Convicts 11 Internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt

Justice Adamu Turaki Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday, April 9, convicted and sentenced 11 internet fraudsters to various prison terms, for fraud. Those convicted are Anhwo Samson, Harry Omo-egbekun Hamilton, Odiase Martins, Okuson Godspower, Destiny Ighalo, Andrew Onoyoa, Omebu Happy, Enofe Michael, Adelakun Abdulkareem, Akpowowo Favour, and Imaah Joseph. The convicts were prosecuted by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for offences bordering on impersonation and obtaining by false pretence. The charge reads: “that you Anhwo Samson (aka Anhwo Samcity), Adelakun Abdulkareem (aka Terry Walker), Omebu Happy (aka Christ David), Imaah Joseph (aka Pietro Jones) Enofe Michael (aka Charlotte Crypto B.T.C...
EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 34 Yahoo Boys In Ibadan, Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a total of 34 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo Yahoo Boys. They were apprehended in separate operations in Ibadan, Oyo state and Lagos. Twenty four of the suspects, most of whom claimed to be undergraduates, were rounded up today April 1, 2021 at their hideout in Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State by operatives from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission. The suspects are, Isiaka Quadri Olawale, Ojubanire Akindimeji Abdulquadri, Shobowale Michael Morenikeji, Adeyemi Yusuf Ekundayo, Alabi Gift Jesse, Owolabi Yakubu Josebh, Olasupo Ogooluwa Ayomide, Emmanuel Segun Omogbolahan, Mufutau Sarafa Adewale, and Adekunle Habeeb Olamilekan. Others are, Usman Abdullahi Olamilekan, Adurota Emmanuel Tosin, Adek...
EFCC Arrests 29 Yahoo Boys In Awka
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EFCC Arrests 29 Yahoo Boys In Awka

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal office on Tuesday March 9, 2021 arrested 29 (Twenty Nine) suspected internet fraudsters for various offences bordering on cyber Crimes at a hideout in Awka, Anambra State. The arrest was sequel to credible intelligence obtained by the Commission on their nefarious activities necessitating an extensive surveillance on them before they were arrested in the early hours of March 9. The arrested suspects are; Izuchukwu Precious Chinonso, Izuchukwu Chukwuebuka Goodness, Ogu Chukwuebuka Kingsley, Iheagwam Sixtus Chijoke, Igwemadu Kenechukwu Emmanuel, Joseph Igwe, Ilegbukem Justin, Ilegbunem Paschal Onyeka, Paul Okoye, Muolokwu Osita, Okechukwu Ifeanyichukwu, Nnamdi Agbo, Chinyeluba Ifeanyi and  Mbanugo Ifeanyi...
EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 13 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on March 2, 2021 arrested 13 persons for their alleged involvement in cyber-crime. They are: Idris Ridwan, Shonnaike Adejumobi, Afeez Kareem, Adedire David, Muodozie Patrick, Abidemi Smart, Damilare Gabriel, Foluwako David, Adeleye Smart, Jimoh Olaitan, Olabode Thomas, Akinseye Mayowa and Macaulay Olawale. They were arrested at their hideout at Gabriel Ajawa Close, Lekki, Lagos, following credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. They will soon be arraigned in Court. In a related development, the Lagos Zonal Office secured the conviction and sentencing of five internet fraudsters before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Special Offences Court , Lagos State High Court, I...
Convicted Yahoo Boys in Abeokuta to Refund $6,100 to Victims
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Convicted Yahoo Boys in Abeokuta to Refund $6,100 to Victims

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office on Tuesday, March 2, secured the conviction of four internet fraudsters before Justice Mohammed Abubakar of a Federal High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State. A statement released by the commission gave the names of the suspects as Olawale Ibrahim Damilare, Goodluck Sambo Olatayo, Mathew Anuoluwapo Awoniyi, and Samson Olawale Ayomide. According to the statement, they pleaded guilty to a one-count amended charge of fraudulent Impersonation. The offense is contrary to Section 22 (2) (b) 1 and punishable under Section 22 (2)(b) of Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act 2015. ''In view of their ‘guilty’ plea, the prosecution counsel, Oyelakin Oyediran, reviewed the case and urged the Court to convict ...
11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Auchi
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11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Auchi

11 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The suspects identified as David Martins, Shegun Elijah, Abagolu Samson, Peter Emmanuel, Emmanuel Noble, Timothy Johnson, Omo-Ogbebor Uyioghosa, Ibrahim Mohammed, Mavis Bello, Emmanuel Chibozie, and Ayiboye Alade, were arrested today, Monday, February 22, in Auchi, Edo State. Items recovered from the suspects include laptop computers, mobile phones, and a Toyota Camry car. According to EFCC, the suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
EFCC Uncovers Another Internet Fraud Training Centre In Abuja
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EFCC Uncovers Another Internet Fraud Training Centre In Abuja

Operatives of the Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have uncovered yet another underworld ‘academy’ for the grooming of internet fraudsters. The ‘academy’ located in Arab Contractors Area of Mpape Hills, a suburb of Abuja, was discovered when operatives, acting on intelligence, stormed the base on Thursday February 18, and arrested 27 internet fraud suspects. The coordinator of the ‘academy’ is said to be 30-year-old Emmanuel Clement, and his ‘students’ are mostly young school leavers, ladies inclusive, within the age range of 18 to 25 years. Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Venza car, 30 mobile phones and one laptop. They will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
EFCC Arrests Nine Yahoo Boys In Benin City
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EFCC Arrests Nine Yahoo Boys In Benin City

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office today, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 arrested  nine suspected internet fraudsters in an early morning operation in Benin City,  Edo State. The suspects who were arrested following intelligence received by the Commission are Okosun Godspower, Imo Harry Hamilton, Efosa Desmond, Odiase Aifuwa, Idoko Onakpa, Dogìo Samson, Okukoje Godstime, Onuigbo Julius and Osamulu Sunday. Items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones, a Toyota Camry car and a Luxus Jeep. The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.
14 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Including 2 Ladies Arrested In Niger State
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14 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Including 2 Ladies Arrested In Niger State

Fourteen suspected internet fraudsters including two young women have been arrested by police in Niger State. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday February 1, said the suspects were arrested by police operatives attached to Tundun-Wada Division on January 30, based on credible information. He gave names of the suspects as Amos Sheriff, 27, Omokhafe Nelson, 28, Amos Suleiman, 23, Uduafemhi John, 23, Sado Anthony, 26, Okumagbe Sheriff, 24, Chukwu Joshua, 23, and Peter Moses, 25, all of Edo State. Others are Abdulrasheed Malik, 24, Isah Lawal, 24, Thomas Marvelous,19, Aigbona Gift 'f' 24, also from Edo state, 24-year-old Thomas Daniel and Braise Williams 'f', 24, both of Kogi State. "The suspects were arrested at Farm Cen...
EFCC Arrests Three Dubai-based Suspected Internet Fraudsters, 14 others in Lagos
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EFCC Arrests Three Dubai-based Suspected Internet Fraudsters, 14 others in Lagos

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, have arrested three Dubai based suspected internet fraudsters and 14 others in Lagos. They were arrested, Tuesday January 26, and Wednesday 27, 2021 at different locations following series of intelligence detailing their alleged involvement in internet fraud and other related offences in Nigeria and abroad. The Dubai- based suspects who were arrested at Victory Nest Estate, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos today January 27, 2021. are; Samuel Oluwasegun Olayinka, Afeez Fajumobi and Olamide Olamilekan Olaofe. While their accomplice caught with them include Amao Oluwatobi, Amao Joshua, Adeyemo Olatunde, Solomon Emelike, Lawrence Nwodu and Philip Olamilekan. Others suspects who were arrested at 41c, Murita...
EFCC Arrests 8 Internet Fraudsters Including A Lady In Port Harcourt
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EFCC Arrests 8 Internet Fraudsters Including A Lady In Port Harcourt

The Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested eight individuals including a lady suspected to be internet fraudsters. The agency said the suspects were all arrested on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at their hideouts in Mandela Housing Estate, Rumuokoro and Street 1, Radio Road Estate, Ozuoba, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The suspects, comprising seven young men and one lady, are Vandross Ebre; Tochukwu Mbonu; Charles Mba; Okoroma Robinson; Ruth Allison; Timothy Godspower, Kingsley Obilor, and Sampson Ajaka. Their arrest followed intelligence reports on alleged internet-related fraudulent activities, the agency said in a statement. Items recovered from them include nine (9) phones, eight (8 ) Laptops of different brands, one ...
EFCC Arrests 16 Alleged Internet Fraudsters In Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 16 Alleged Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has effected the arrest of 16 young men in Lekki, a cosmopolitan area in the state, for allegedly engaging in internet fraud, popularly known as yahoo yahoo. The suspected internet fraudsters are: Habeeb Adebayo, Marcus Wisdom, Caleb Triumphant Ezikiel, Akinduro Henry, Osarobo Osasere, and Oyelami Olatunji. Others are: Pelumi Glory, Ehibor Joseph, Emmanuel Timileyin, Jefta Akpan, Okirhie Rukewe, Oxford Robbinson, Onyeka Odika, Uzoma Gideon, Adebayo Oluwatobi, and Isreal Ugochukwu. They were rounded-up on January 21, 2021 at the Ziroc Residence Hotel, Lekki, Lagos by operatives who have been tracking their activities. Upon interrogation, they all confessed to engaging in different forms of compute...
EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters With 12 Cars In Osun
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EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters With 12 Cars In Osun

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, on Friday, January 22, 2021 arrested eleven suspected fraudsters. They were apprehended by operatives of the Commission who, acting on intelligence, swooped on their hideouts in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. The Commission recovered twelve cars which include three Toyota Highlander SUVs, one Mercedes Benz GLK 350 SUV, One Acura SUV, two Honda Crosstour, two Toyota Venza and three other Toyota brands. Also recovered are phones, laptops and other devices. The suspects, who variously claimed to be students, artisans, farmers and businessmen, are currently undergoing interrogation to ascertain their level of involvement in the alleged crime. They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are conclu...
EFCC arrests 13 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos
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EFCC arrests 13 suspected internet fraudsters in Lagos

13 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).   The suspects were identified as Olowosoke Temidire; Oladoyin Tolulope; Adeyemi Toyese Jubril; Agbeluyi Olusola; Olayinka Azeez; Abdullahi Olalekan; Gbenga Ade; Nwokeso Innocent; Obodoukwu Godstime; Mba Emmanuel; Oluwadare Ibisiola, Damilola Ogunsemire and Christopher Ubong.   They were reportedly arrested at Plot 109 Obas Street off AIT Estate, Lagos State, and some other areas within the axis on Wednesday September 3, after the anti-graft agency received credible intelligence received from concerned members of the public on their criminal activities.
Popular Instagram Celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC
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Popular Instagram Celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, Arrested For Internet Fraud By EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Enugu zonal office has arrested fourteen suspected internet fraudsters, including popular instagram celebrity, Bitcoin Lord, from different parts of Awka, Anambra State. According to reports, they were arrested on Monday, August 31, 2020 , based on the intelligence available to the Commission. The suspects whose age ranges from 21 and 28 were arrested at Okpuno Awka, Agu Awka and Ngozika estate, all in Anambra State. Items recovered are different exotic vehicles which include three Mercedes Benz 4matic, three Mercedes Benz AMG, two Lexus Rx salon cars. Interim analyses of some of the suspects’ phones showed they were involved in some assumed internet fraud which includes online bitcoin scam, love scam and identity theft. T...
Yahoo Boys Track Down And Punish Yahoo Boys Who Scammed Them (video)
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Yahoo Boys Track Down And Punish Yahoo Boys Who Scammed Them (video)

A rather interesting video which has begun making rounds on the internet shows a set internet fraudsters better known as “yahoo boys” beating up another set of yahoo boys who allegedly defrauded them. According to reports surrounding the video, the yahoo boys being punished in the video were not smart enough to cover their tracks after defrauding the other yahoo boys, hence the reason why it was easy to track them down. The second set of cyber fraudsters were stripped down and given punishment while they were also beaten. As can be seen in the video, corporal punishment was dealt on two young guys who were half-naked and were paraded by some other guys who happen to be the scam victim . Watch the video below,
EFCC Arrests 7 Yahoo Boys In Enugu
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EFCC Arrests 7 Yahoo Boys In Enugu

The Enugu zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has arrested seven internet fraudsters. They are: Ebere Tochukwu; Onuh Harrison; Christian Ogbonna; Ojobo Kingsley, Eze Charles, Princewill Nwalu and Ekene Ibekaku . They were arrested at Loma Linda Extension Enugu, Enugu State. Their arrest followed intelligence signalling them as a syndicate of fraudsters that specialise in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, especially foreigners through the internet. Items recovered from the suspected fraudsters include : three exotic cars: Lexus ES 350, Benz C300 and a Toyota Camry. Other incriminating materials recovered from them are several mobile phones and laptops. The suspects have given useful information in the course of interrogation and wi...
EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, Says Commission not Involved in Hushpuppi’s Arrest
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EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, Says Commission not Involved in Hushpuppi’s Arrest

The acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, has reacted to the arrest of Instagram celebrity, Ramon Igbalode popularly known as Hushpuppi. Hushpuppi was on Wednesday June 10 arrested in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside his colleagues by International Police (INTERPOL) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged fraud. In an interview with TVC, Magu said the commission is not involved in Hushpuppi's arrest.“We are yet to be involved in the case of Hushpuppi, but if they happen to give us this thing (details) we would assist.” Magu said The antigraft agency boss in the interview denied the allegation that the agency is mostly interested in the arrest and prosecution of internet fraudsters. He said the Commission also rehabilitates the suspe...
Nine Internet Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms In Abeokuta
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Nine Internet Fraudsters Bag Jail Terms In Abeokuta

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of nine internet fraudsters, before two different judges of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The latest of the convictions, involved Toheeb Abdulrasheed and Chukwuebuka Isaac Dike, who were sentenced by Justice Mohammed Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday, June 8, 2020 for their involvement in internet-related fraud. Dike, who claimed to be a 100-level Biochemistry student of Federal University of Agriculture, FUNAAB, was sentenced to three months in prison; while Abdulrasheed, a self-acclaimed graduate of Business Administration from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, bagged four months. Their sentences followed the p...
The Eagle Is Always Here – EFCC To Follower Who Said He Has Stopped Seeing Them Brag About Yahoo Boys
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The Eagle Is Always Here – EFCC To Follower Who Said He Has Stopped Seeing Them Brag About Yahoo Boys

Nigerian anti-grafte agency, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC in a tweet via it Twitter handle responded to a follower who said he has stop seeing them bragging about Internet fraudsters “Yahoo Boys” they have arrested. The follower said, “E be like say @officialEFCC has been suspended abi, cos i no see them bragging up and down for yahoo boys this days.” The EFCC in it response wrote, “The Eagle is always here.”  
Don’t Date any Lady Dumped by a Yahoo Boy – Erigga
Celebs

Don’t Date any Lady Dumped by a Yahoo Boy – Erigga

Nigerian hip-hop artist, Erigga, started a controversial conversation on social media after he advised men not to date ladies who have been dumped by a yahoo boy. Yahoo boy, is a popular name give to internet fraudsters in Nigeria. Though he didn’t give any reason behind his advice, the rapper stated that a legit young man, should not date any lady dumped by a Yahoo boy. See what he wrote on Twitter below; “As a young promising man when de hustle legit , no date any girl when yahoo boy dump oh” See some reactions to his statement below; @teekayadeleye1: Hv been in that position b4 only her necklace is worth almost 200k, was a gift from her ex boyfriend who of course is a Yahoo boy, mehn i cud nt cope with her billing, i japa last last @Chukwukelue_izu: Dem don use ...
42 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Ogun
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42 Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Ogun

42 suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Ogun State. The suspects whose ages range between 18 and 33 years, were arrested in Ilaro area of Ogun State by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the anti-graft agency. They were nabbed following an intelligence the anti-graft agency received on their alleged illegal activities. Eight exotic cars, mobile phones and laptops were recovered from the arrested suspects. Here are photos below;
Drug Barons and Yahoo Boys are Investing in Nigerian Music Industry –  Zaaki Azzay
Celebs

Drug Barons and Yahoo Boys are Investing in Nigerian Music Industry – Zaaki Azzay

Veteran singer, Zaaki Azzay, has alleged that the Nigerian music industry as of today, is driven by investments from drug barons and Internet fraudsters also known as Yahoo Boys. Zaaki who is famous for his 1996 hit song ‘Na Me Go Marry Am’, said this in a fresh interview with Premium Times. When asked to rate new generation singers, the Benue state-born said some Nigerian artistes are talented but lack good content. According to him, ''singers who are not really talented, come into the industry with money gotten from drugs or blood money and they just make so much noise.'' He alleged that some musicians are using music as coverup for their drug business. Right now, it is not about getting a good song, or whether your video is good or your song is nice. It is not about that...
Corps Member, Oduduwa University Undergraduates Arrested for Fraud in Abuja
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Corps Member, Oduduwa University Undergraduates Arrested for Fraud in Abuja

The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, February 28, 2020, arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters at two different locations within the Abuja metropolis. A statement from the agency said the suspects namely: Daniel Archiobong, David Ikechukwu, Alex James, Williams Vincent, Sanni Lucas, Ichado Victor O, Ubah Henry, Anifowoshe Femi and Akinseye Dipo, were rounded off in the early hours of today.The suspects who are between the ages of 21 and 25, include some graduates, students of Oduduwa University, Osun State, and National Youth Service Corps member.
Set Up Agency To Rehabilitate Yahoo Boys, Omokri Tells Buhari
Politics

Set Up Agency To Rehabilitate Yahoo Boys, Omokri Tells Buhari

Reno Omokri, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has described Boko Haram members as the main constituents of the President. The politician cum lifestyle expert made this statement in reaction to the decision of the Senate to establish a federal agency for repentant Boko Haram members. The staunch critic of the President expressed that the Buhari should also ensure that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sets up an agency for the rehabilitation of internet fraudsters. See his post below… General @MBuhari can’t just do constituency project for only his Boko Haram constituents who were primed to ensure “the dog and the baboon would be soaked in blood.” @officialEFCC to set up a federal agency to rehabilitate yahoo boys Say #NoToBokoHaramAgency#B...
EFCC Sends “Hilarious Message” To Yahoo Boys After Ibadan Raid
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EFCC Sends “Hilarious Message” To Yahoo Boys After Ibadan Raid

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission took to its social media handle to send a hilarious but battle ready message to internet fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys. You de press lappy, say you wan blow; but you de always dodge anytime you hear say EFCC de show; you de tell yourself say after this last hit, you go legit; just know say, if we catch you...e don be for you #you #fixyourself #efcc See reactions below;
EFCC Arrests 8 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ibadan
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EFCC Arrests 8 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Ibadan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, on Monday, arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. This was contained in a statement issued by the commission’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to newsmen on Monday in Ibadan. According to Uwujaren, the suspects, whose ages ranged between 17 and 30 years, were apprehended at different locations in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, at the weekend. He said that their arrests followed series of intelligence received by the commission concerning their alleged involvement in internet-related crimes. Uwujaren listed some of the items recovered from them to include six exotic cars, various brands of phones, laptops, international passports and several docum...
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Nigerian Customs Warns Applicants Over Fake List

The attention of the Nigeria Customs Service has again been drawn to the unrepentant activities of internet fraudsters despite several scam alerts by NCS. Recent activities of these elements show criminal ingenuity, presenting fake platforms that appears seemingly genuine to deceive and extort unsuspecting applicants that the Service has released short-listed names for recruitment examination/interview. For the umpteenth time, NCS wishes to state that these recruitment websites/platforms are fake and should not be patronized. Members of the public will recall that we denied several similar fake vacancies advertisement with a promise to properly inform the public whenever we are ready. A promise we kept by advertising the vacancies in seven (7) National newspapers. NCS is ag...
Crime

EFCC Storms Yahoo Boys’ Den In Lagos, Arrests Kingpin, 26 Others

The Operatives of EFCC, on Wednesday, busted a Lagos hotel believed to be a hideout for internet fraudsters. The target was one Rasaq Balogun, a suspected internet fraud kingpin, whose illicit activities dominated intelligence gathered from the recently arrested ‘police spies’ during a raid on their Abeokuta base. According to findings, Balogun harbours an army of young men recruited to carry out financial frauds through the use of the internet. Some others were also arrested at his Beckley Estate residence, also in Lagos State. The raid on his hotel, Modzak Hotel, at Abule-Egba, Lagos State, sufficiently gave credence to the suspicion as a retinue of young men were caught harboured in his hotel with no specific mission. The suspected kingpin and 26 other young men ranging betw...
Two Brothers Arrested For Using EFCC’s Name To Extort Yahoo Boys
Crime

Two Brothers Arrested For Using EFCC’s Name To Extort Yahoo Boys

The EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has arrested two blood brother for extorting internet fraudsters with promises to shield them from possible arrest by the Commission. . The siblings – Olatunji Joe Beyioku (35) and Oluwayomi Beyioku (37) - were arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Friday, November 15, 2019, during a sting operation. EFCC operatives had embarked on discreet investigations into the activities of the suspects when it was discovered that they are in the habit of the extorting ‘Yahoo Boys’ to help them evade arrest by the EFCC. . According to EFCC Statement, the suspects claimed to be spy police officers with the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, and have ‘assisted’ the Commission with information on the whereabouts of internet fraudsters within the town, ...
Between Bobrisky And A Scammer Pretending To Be His Bank Agent
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Between Bobrisky And A Scammer Pretending To Be His Bank Agent

Nigerian cross dresser Bobrisky has revealed an allege attempt by suspected internet fraudsters to scam him. In a video she posted on his handle, the suspect was heard saying there are irregularities on her bank account hence they called for verification. This is coming days after he fulfilled half a million Naira promise she made to ex-bbnaija housemate Tacha.
Names Of Politicians Sponsored By Yahoo Boys: EFCC To Publish List
Crime

Names Of Politicians Sponsored By Yahoo Boys: EFCC To Publish List

he Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has raised the alarm over its findings that some internet fraudsters had funded some politicians into elective positions. The agency also vowed to release names of such politicians and their internet scammer sponsors, the Punch report. The Zonal Head of EFCC, Port Harcourt Zone, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, disclosed this on Tuesday in Port Harcourt while speaking with newsmen on the anti-graft agency’s collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the fight against internet fraud. Bawa lamented that cyber crime was tarnishing Nigeria’s image and killing genuine businesses, adding that the agency will soon make public names of suspected cyber criminals and the candidates they sponsored to contest public offices. He st...

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