EFCC Arrests 140 Suspected Internet Fraudsters
By Salihu Ali, Abuja
Operatives of Nigeria’s Anti-graft Agency the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 140 suspected internet fraudsters also known as yahoo boys in Lagos, South West Nigeria.
A press statement by the head of Media of the agency Mr Wilson Uwujaren said, the suspects were arrested in separate sting operations at popular hotels, Lakers Lounge hotel and Bar and De Butlers, in Ikorodu, following credible intelligence on their involvement in internet-related fraud.
Items recovered from the suspects include “exotic cars, electronic devices, laptop computers and mobile phones.”
However, “four of the suspects were released as no incriminating item was found on them.”
The suspects will be charged to court as soon as the investigations are concluded. The statement said.