EFCC arrests 127 fraudsters at Ondo ‘yahoo social gathering’

EFCC arrests 127 fraudsters at Ondo ‘yahoo social gathering’

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee has arrested 127 suspected web fraudsters throughout a “Yahoo Get together” in Akure, Ondo State.

The suspects have been apprehended in an early morning raid on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at simultaneous events held at Signature and Abah Golf equipment within the state capital.

In keeping with an EFCC Assertion on Saturday, credible intelligence indicated the social gathering was initially scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, however was postponed to Saturday in an try and evade the fee’s safety and intelligence networks.

“Operatives of the Ibadan Zonal Directorate of the EFCC arrested One Hundred and Twenty-Seven (127) suspected web fraudsters in Ondo State. The alleged web fraudsters have been arrested in an early morning sting operation at a ‘Yahoo Get together’ held concurrently at Signature and Abah Golf equipment on Saturday, June 8, 2024, in Akure,” the assertion mentioned.

The assertion additional revealed that the suspects have offered helpful data to investigators, and varied objects have been recovered from them, together with ten unique automobiles, telephones, laptops, a bike, wristwatches, and plenty of incriminating paperwork.

“Objects recovered from them embrace ten unique automobiles, telephones, laptops, motor-cycle, wristwatches and plenty of incriminating paperwork,” the assertion added.

The EFCC assured that the suspects can be charged to courtroom as quickly as investigations are concluded.

The raid is a part of the fee’s ongoing efforts to clamp down on web fraud, generally generally known as “Yahoo Yahoo,” which has turn out to be a rising concern within the nation.

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