By Toby Prince
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, announced the arrest of 89 suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo boys’ in Ibadan.
According to a statement by the anti-graft agency, the arrest followed a raid on a popular nightclub in the southwestern city.
“EFCC Arrests 89 ‘Yahoo-Boys’ in Ibadan Night Club The EFCC Ibadan zonal office, at the weekend, arrested 89 suspected internet fraudsters at the popular Club 360 located on the Akala Expressway, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital,” the statement began.
“In preparation for the late night operation, officers of the commission had carried out series of discreet surveillance on the nature of activities going on in the nightclub which, according to intelligence, was notorious for harboring suspected internet fraudsters.
“The raid also led to the confiscation of scores of vehicles, laptops, sophisticated phones and other items. The suspects are undergoing further interrogation.”