Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Zonal Office, have arrested six persons suspected to be fraudsters, popularly called ‘Yahoo boys,’ and recovered five different models of exotic cars and laptops.
The Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the Commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said other items recovered from the suspects include mobile phones and several documents containing false pretenses from the suspects.
According to Orilade, the suspects are Tella Ibrahim, Awoniyi Abiodun, Oladele Wasiu, Olabiti Ajibola, Akeredolu Temidayo and Oyaremi Olabode.
“The raid on an apartments within the Kolapo Ishola Estate in Akobo area of Ibadan led to the arrest of the six young men between the ages of 24 and 30.
“A series of intelligence gathered on them suggested that they were deeply involved in all manner of fraudulent activities, including love scam, through which they illegally obtain money from unsuspecting victims.
“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed,’’ he said.