Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 140 suspected internet fraudsters, also known as yahoo boys, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He explained that the suspects were nabbed in separate sting operations at popular hotels in Ikorodu, following credible intelligence on their involvement in internet-related fraud.
Uwujaren, however, stated that four of the suspects were released after the EFCC discovered that no incriminating item was in their possession.
He listed the items recovered from other suspects to include exotic cars, electronic devices, laptops, and mobile phones, adding that they would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
The suspects are Oduntan Olasesan, 26; Abass Ismail Alabi, 35; Lawal Kudus, 26; Olatunji Olayiwola Ojo, 40; Okoye Onyeka Duke, 38; Ogungbamila Daniel, 29; Chimezie Bright, 32; Lateef Salau, 36; Oreoluwa Oluwashina, 32; Olawumi Aynwuyi Muhammed, 23; Adepegbade Afees Ishola, 32; Sanusi Idris, 29; Hammed Ogunsanye, 28; Ayeni Damilola, 36; Abiodun Ahmed, 26; Oduntan Tunde Femi, 23; Ogunsanya Idris Opeyemi, 22; Balogun Ali, 26; Ipade Olanrewaju, 24; Balogun Toyosi Benjamin, 20; Omotayo Adewale, 35, and Emmanuel Abit Jaem, 39.
Others are Ekanem Michael, 40; Oguntimehin Babajide, 25; Abimbola Ismail, 24; Alatise Fuad, 26; Sodiq Idris, 19; Onanubi Treasure, 19; Tobi Jagunjobi, 31; Ashaye Ayomide, 26; Muritala Ibrahim, 18; Adeosun Ahmed, 19; Ajijola Peter Olawale, 18; Lawal Olaoluwa Yusuf Tijani, 25; Yusuf Tijani 22; Akinola Ayinde, 29, and Disu Olayiwola Akani, 28.
Also in the EFCC net are Afolayan Oaltunji, 32; Adio Oluwaseun Akinpel, 32; Ifeoluwa Sholeye, 34; Kelvin Sunday, 35; Lawal Adekunle, 37; Qudus Akeusola, 30; Dodo Joshua, 19; Anifowose Ridwan, 22; Animashaun Samuel, 28; Ajayi Oluwasegun, 32; Bakare Oluwaseun Akande, 22; Saheed Olamilere, 35; Asenuga Adeseye, Adebulu John, 24; Balogun Israel, 30; Damola Johnson, 36; Ndubusisi Onyedikachi, 27; Adesanya Adekunle, 28; Bamidele Dada, 31; Israel Avour, 24; Omojola James Dare, 28; Olafare Enitan Dare, 40; Talako Adewale, 29; Mustapha Mubaraq Adefemikun, 23; Ndfiu Abolare, 28; Lateef Yusuf, 32; John Chinedu Kelvin, 34; Segun John, 28; Iyanda Idowu, 30; Banwo Kehinde Samuel, 32; Victor Ebhomneye, 35; Stephene Edeu, 31; Emmanuel Sunday, 21; Daneil Ebuka ,26; Adeniji Funsho, Mustapha Ismail Garkuwa,19; Ibrahim Bashiru Olayiwola, 27; Agabaraojo Bashiru, 27; Quadri Oladipo, 30; Abdulsalam Lekan, 29; Oshinbowale Olayinka, 22; Lajunle Jade, 17; Bello Rasheed, 22; Effanga Emmauel, 22; Vincent Akpomeje Victor, 21; Hassan Lateef Oluwamayowa ,25; Opeyema Rince Adebowale ,35; Idowu Faruq Gbolahan, 32; Mathew Olusesan, 33; Olawuyi Gidoen Tokunbo, 32; Richard Oluwaseun, 32; Timotayo Alade, 29; Azeez Ibrahim, 22; Azeez Damilola, 23; Toluwawi Lawl, 28; and Ademola Kolawale, 30.
The rest include Ogunbode Erioluwa, 23; Ogunbode Olabode, Orenuga Sodiq, 19; Tajudeen Isaa, 18; Afe Oluwasegun, 29; Adedeji Afolabi Abdurahman, 40; Mustapha Idris, 28; Alamu Abdulwahab, 20; Kareem Abdul Basit, 19; Egbo James Sunday, 26; Alade Elijah Gregory, 20; Lawal Ibraheem Adebo, 34; John Naka, 32; Osideinde Adebayo, 22; Chibuke Frank Okorafor, 27; Stephen Akolade, 35; Babatunde Habeeb, 28; Fisayo Wasiu, 32; Jimoh Lukman, 32; Idowu John Oluadamilola, 33; Olawoke Israel, 21; Olopade Ayobami, 24; Emevor Pablo, 24; Ayodele Joseph, 27; Isaac Emmanuel, 33; Adewale Idris, 18; Alabi Malik, 24; Nafiu Afeez, 30; Abdulmalik Abdussalam, 36; Olawale Mustapha, 29; Simeon Godwin, 23; Olanrewaju Azeez Olakunle, 22; Oseni Sodiq Oluwasegun, 30; Ibrahim Olawale, 21; Christopher Daniel Chinaza, 22; Mekwunye Ifeanyi, 30; John Meshack, 33; Agbabiaka Oluwaseun, 27; Ogunbona Malik, 19; Oladokun Peter, 35; Olatunji Samuel And Kehinde Amuda Abdulrasheed, 42.
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