EFCC Arrests Two ‘Yahoo-Boys’ In Ibadan
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has arrested two suspected internet fraudsters who specialize in stealing people’s identities online to defraud foreign nationals.
The suspects, Akeju, Crown Babatunde (31 years) and Agbanah, Toba (35 years) were arrested at different locations in Ibadan following intelligence gathered on their alleged involvement in internet frauds.
After diligent examination of data and documents retrieved from them, the Commission was able to establish enough ground for prosecuting the suspects for acts contrary to the provisions of Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015, and would be accordingly charged to court soon.
One of the suspects, Akeju, was fond of mining information from online sites and was in possession of personal information and addresses of several Americans who have fallen victim to his fraudulent acts at different times.
The suspect usually operated with two email accounts – one personal and one other supposedly official – to penetrate his victims and dispossess them of their hard-earned money.
EFCC’s investigations also established Akeju’s deployment of fake identity to engage foreigners in romantic affairs with the intention to defraud them.
Findings revealed various lodgments from his foreign victims into his Nigerian bank accounts.
The two suspects are still helping the Commission with relevant information for further investigations into activities of their partners.
Items recovered from the suspects include one iPhone Xmax and one Toyota Venza from Akeju, while Agbanah was in possession of one Toyota Venza, one Toyota Camry, two Macbook, one Apple Ipad, one iPhone Xmax, one iPhone 5, one Infinix phone, two hard drive, and one HP printer.