The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested 16 young men in Lekki, a cosmopolitan area in the state, for allegedly engaging in internet fraud, popularly known as yahoo yahoo.
The arrest was made by the Lagos Zonal Office of the commission. 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.
According to a statement from the anti-graft agency, they were rounded-up on January 21, 2021, at the Ziroc Residence Hotel, Lekki, Lagos by operatives who have been tracking their activities.
After being interrogated, they all confessed to engaging in different forms of computer-related fraud, including romance and love scam.
Further analysis of their mobile devices and computers, also confirmed their involvement in internet fraud. The EFCC will soon arraign them in court as investigations have already been concluded.