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EFCC arrests 19 Yahoo boys in FCT



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed arresting 19 suspected Yahoo boys in Abuja.

The commission in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested at a guest house located in the Mpape suburb of Abuja on 29 January.

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The statement read; ” the Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has apprehended nineteen suspects allegedly involved in internet and related criminal activities. They were smoked out of their hideout, a guest house located in the Mpape suburb of Abuja on 29 January 2021.

” The arrest followed actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. The suspects are Sheyi Abimbola, Ogunsanmi Mola, Akinyemi Ayomide, Babatunde Owoeye, Ife Oluwa Gbadebo, Friday Owocho, Olorunwa Emmanuel, Jibrin Sediq, Jonah Maxwell, Ibrahim Mustapha, and Shaibu Chris.

” Others are Gabriel Ekele, Kolawole Omitogun, Washma Samuel, Yusuf Ayomide Abdulazeez, Moshood Awowole, Farouk Olamilekan, Adebayo Samuel, and Lekan Olufowobi.

” Items recovered from them include mobile phones and laptop computers containing various incriminating documents. They will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” the statement said.