Mercedes Benz SUV, Range Rover Sport & Other Exotic Cars Seized as EFCC arrest “Yahoo Boys” at 1004 in Lagos

File Photo of Range Rover Sport

File Photo of Range Rover Sport

8 young men were apprehended at the 1004 Estate in Victoria Island on Friday 4th of January 2013. Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed.

Sources tell BN that the EFCC acted on a tip-off from a resident of the estate. “A petition by a concerned group alerted the Commission about the activities of Olusegun and his co-travelers at the elite 1004 Housing Estate where the fraudsters engaged in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretences and forgery.

The EFCC press release states

“One of the undergraduates, Hope Olusegun, a 25 year-old from Okene in Kogi State, and claims to be a student of Computer Science at the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia. He was arrested by operatives of EFCC over allegations of fraud and internet scam. 

A search conducted by EFCC operatives at Olusegun’ s apartment led to the recovery of several items such as laptops, iPad phones, traveling documents, cheque books, flash drives, internet modem, and three exotic cars – a Mercedes Benz Jeep, One 4Matic Mercedes Benz Car and a Range Rover Sport SUV. When asked how he came about the cars, Olusegun said the cars belonged to his sister who he claimed lives in the United Kingdom. Operatives of the EFCC also downloaded over 80 implicating documents from the laptops recovered from Olusegun.

However, the Commission is making effort to track down other members of Olusegun’s syndicate who are currently at large. Tunde Wasiu Sodiq, another undergraduate and member of another syndicate with close affinity to Olusegun’s gang was also nabbed by operatives of the EFCC at the Housing Estate.

Besides Sodiq, six other members of the syndicate were equally arrested. They are Badmus Akeem O, Ajijola Oluwatosin Emmanuel, Adebesin Olalekan, Raji Resaq O, Ajibola Adeniyi and Adeboye Lamidi.

Their arrest was sequel to a petition on their notorious activities at the Housing Estate. Sodiq (23) hails from Lagos and claimed to be an undergraduate of Brandry University, Malaysia .

The leader of the syndicate, Badmus Akeem, hails from Ayetoro, Ogun State and attended Oniwaya High School, Agege. He claimed to be a traveler who does odd jobs wherever he travels.”

YahooHere is what the alleged leader of the syndicate Badmus Akeem is quoted to have said – “I decided to move to Malaysia to further my education while I do “Hot jobs” as well. I just got back a week ago before the festive period and also produce music and manage artistes.

When asked why he chose to live in 1004 at the rate of N30,000 daily, he responded that it was to avoid the stress that friends and relations could bring to him – “I didn’t stay on the Mainland in Lagos because of stress of friends when you just get back from abroad.

Sodiq claimed the Range Rover Sport car which was recovered from them belonged to his mother. This raised suspicions as the personalized number plate bears his nickname – “T.Wizzle”. In his statement, he claimed his mother “decided to customize the car plate number after the name of her first son.

The representative of the EFCC confirmed that the suspects will be arraigned in court soon. In addition to the vehicles, other items seized include laptops, flash drives, internet modems and cheque books.

63 Comments on Mercedes Benz SUV, Range Rover Sport & Other Exotic Cars Seized as EFCC arrest “Yahoo Boys” at 1004 in Lagos
  • Drama January 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    OMD!!!!!!

    • ray January 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      If they sell all seized properties and donate the money to the less privileged in Nigeria, the country will have less poverty and suffering

      • ray January 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm

        If they sell all seized properties and donate the money to the less privileged in Nigeria, the country will have less poverty and suffering

      • BoghoEl January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm

        who told you naija is so poor for such, our big problem lies on our so called stupid leaders

  • Frank January 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    If only the EFCC will be stable in their work there are more of this ‘Yahoo Boys all over lagos with exotic cars and you wonder which company this guys works. intimates even the Celebrities with their cash in Cubs/ bar. i visited Aura lounge immediately Eko Hotel one day, i saw a guy signing bills for champagne already taken worth N630,000, while his friends were all drinking. And you begin to wonder such an amount of money. How do this guys get their money? God bless Nigeria

  • Frank January 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    If only the EFCC will be stable in their work there are more of this ‘Yahoo Boys all over lagos with exotic cars and you wonder which company this guys works. intimidates even the Celebrities with their cash in Cubs/ bar. i visited Aura lounge immediately Eko Hotel one day, i saw a guy signing bills for champagne already taken worth N630,000, while his friends were all drinking. And you begin to wonder such an amount of money. How do this guys get their money? God bless Nigeria

    • PussyBoy January 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Chei, see inferiority complex!

  • Sobe January 7, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    And dis idiots go buga my camry for road..nonsense and ingredients

  • nich January 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Why can’t they go for corrupt politicians this way…..

    • nina onita January 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      abiooo, these efcc guys are idiots. Personally i am sure that this young men are guilty of some level of fraud, but, you cannot bash someone for something until you have proven them guilty of the crime, which they havent done. Plus they have bigger fishes like politicians who steal billions and other crimes committed by top elites, and yet all they chase are young men trying to fend for themselves. I dont know how lucaritive or legit the work the young men do is, but to solve this whole problem they should ask them to provide their income tax or something that shows their yearly earnings and how they make their money. And personally not that i support yahoo boys, but the truth is greed begets greed, am sure those they ripped off, wanted what wasnt due to them.

    • Bleed blue January 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Because they themselves are corrupt politicians maybe?

      • dami January 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        politician are the highest fraudsters, they caused the rot in the system, leading to people doing yahoo

  • bgirl January 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Too many of them, even all these so called big girls (prostitutes) should be encouraged, Bellanaija and so. Many other online blogs encourage them, by always addressing them and given them undue recognition. God save us

  • pynk January 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    lmao. i actually used to see these coons in 1004, i figured the twizzle was a car that belonged to a rapper or something that lived in the building. You start to wonder if hardwork pays anymore.

  • mama January 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    notice d dominant tribe #just saying oh. That sed crime can be carried out by anyone regardless of his/her tribe.

  • Thats Right January 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Na today…just like our policriminals and other thieves in government and corporate world, they’ll pay their way out in no time….mtchew

  • nnenne January 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    hehehehehe. customize her car with her 1st son’s name indeed. u could have come up with a better lie cos that one will just get the judge more angry.lol. and why always Malaysia? these yahoo boys make hardworking guys look as if they are not working hard enough. they should be put away for a long time abeg.

    • Capetonian January 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      “these yahoo boys make hardworking guys look as if they are not working hard enough. they should be put away for a long time abeg.”

      Nnenne, Yoruba medical doctors and university lecturers here in Cape Town always say exactly that! See them on Facebook! It is so bad that the Home Affairs Department (Immigration Control) now badly scrutinizes the genuine professionals who are applying for Permanent Residency or other visas by their tribe origins!
      In South Africa generally, this is how nigerians are known:
      1. Igbos = Drugs and drugs and drugs and more dugs.
      2. Yorubas and Edo guys = Anything Fraud/ Yahoo
      3. Nigerian girls = prostitution

      This has tarnished the image of genuine, hardworking Nigerian professionals and students.

  • Capetonian January 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I hope EFCC arrest all the Yoruba Yahoo Boys based in Cape Town (South Africa). Everything about this group coincidentally resembles the Cape Town based ones, i.e
    1. Yorubas originally from Kogi and Ogun State, currently on holiday in the Island
    2. Renting expensive apartments in the Island
    3. Bought and shipped brand new Range Rovers, Lexus SUVs, ML classes, etc from the US to Lagos
    4. On student visas in SA but they don’t even know a single entrance to any education institutions
    5. Only own Apple products to an extent of having 5 different iPhones each!
    BN please show us their images….

  • van January 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I hate Fraudstars,I hate the idea of not making your money legitimately…..hopefully they use them as a scapegoat for others.

    • Gabrielkohn January 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      thanks for the question
      whenever is pure in heart, let him cast the lot. are you sure you are not a fraudster VAN, who is pure in naija, from president to councillor

  • gbemisola January 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Um na real wahh ooooo

  • flo January 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Efcc.. What will happen to the cars and money you guys confiscate… all the money you have collecte from politiciians we have not heard about it.. Where is it? Now yahoo boys.. what are the plans you have for the money and items?

    Good job on finding these boys.. they give Nigeria a bad name.. And As always I blame all the illiterate leaders we have in that country! If laws were enforced probably.. not respecting any person or wealth.. Nigeria will be more civilised!

    • flo January 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      *collected
      *Politicians
      *If laws were enforced properly…

  • gbemisola January 7, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    But seriously who are the EFCC accountable to

  • jamila January 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Reminds me of that CHRIS OKPEI the fraudster who duped more than 8 women of over N150mil now being prosecuted in the federal high court. Why must we endure this non-ending plague of LAZY, GREEDY Fake Lagos “big boys” hustling hardworking people for their money and doing nothing useful with it…just clubs, travel, flashy dressing and women???

    • Linda September 27, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      yes i agree with you.A friend of mine just fell prey to the fraudster called CHRIS -.He swindled her of about 2million Naira with different lies.I think the Useless Old frauster should be jailed.He told my friend he was a government official in Delta State.He has a cheque of 60million naira to get from Federal Government and all nonsense.

  • Josh January 7, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I know this guy in Malaysia, he is a well known scammer please don’t let him go. Please, many of them like him in Malaysia saying they are “studying” meanwhile they are scamming people.

  • Cynthia January 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I am not in support of fraudulent acts, but my concern is, EFCC should also bring to book politicians who are stealing our money, that is a crime as well mtsheeeewwweeew.

  • rita January 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Hahahahahaha see them, everyday is for the thief,but one day is for the owner.

  • dipo January 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    by all means crush the little guy for stealing 50naira from some foreigners.one question where is FAROUQ LAWAN?

  • DIRAN January 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    To be honest this is a bloody waste of time. Real criminals are the politicians. If you provide the proper basic needs a country needs , then you get a positive amount of young Nigerians do good for the society. Its easy to tag them criminals but never do we look at the root of their greed.

  • Gabrielkohn January 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    EFCC are so silly, why are they chasing yahoo boys in the streets and promoting or elected armed robbers to house and senate. Even EFCC are the pure? if they wish to do a nice job, they should start from the president, governors, senators, house of reps, DG’s, Perm sec, even police. Fire bomb all of them

  • omoibo January 8, 2013 at 12:30 am

    EFCC should spend their resources where it matters the most, sure you arrest a couple of small fish while the whales(politicians) swim around untouched.. If the EFCC really wants to show me that they mean business they should proceed with the arrest & prosecute the politicians that are fleecing Nigeria. I call this arrest window dressing, who is fooling who EFCC??

  • Ashley G January 8, 2013 at 12:36 am

    To be Honest!! you wonder what kinda joke is this witch-hunting vessel called EFCC. Very keen to parade young Go -getters n hustlers out there like criminals. Like defrauding someone aint hard enuff. Not even like they were tailing the suspects to know what they were up to. They had to rely on some dead and malicious info from a choirmaster (aka snitch) i am utterly against the arrests or prosecution of these guys. (fair play, they cud ve gotten this dosh from fradulent activities abroad) My school of thought is that ”what happens in Malaysia stays in Malaysia”. if these guys r scamming next people in Malaysia, then it should be the sole responsibility of the Malayasian police to carry out this effect. Imagine making it across the borders oversees unscathed back to ones so-called motherland with ur riches and sanity. Only to be told the EFCC wants a share of the spoils. To me, its Mind Boggling. The same EFCC that cant recover a Dime from Global professional career Criminals seated in the top corridors of Power calling themselves legislators n Executive senators, some private entities included—SMH!! God is watching All of Us in Nigeria in ULTRA HD( rich n poor, you and me included) Abi y didnt the so called OYINBOS return the money ur govt officials stole from the coffers of the Republic to buy houses, businesses, hotels and live in luxury in their Land to the ordinary Nigerian People. Instead they only return a fraction of it to their guys in the Nigerian Govt and that ends it. (remember these r only one-offs and victims r usually dead. eg Abacha) or has anyone castigating these young boys enjoyed returned loot to d country– #justasking
    In a Nutshell, in a country where corruption accounts for almost 60 percent of the GDP, it is simply beyond me that So far so good this year, the only recovered loot is just one Range Rover, a few phones n tabs cheque books etc.
    HUMANITY IN NIGERIA is not yet Fully understood. kaii i’m tired of typing. Off to the klub to go and pop some Rose, with Some of my stolen SS Oil militant money. oya Efcc come and catch me now. #cunts

  • aypumpinn January 8, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I LOVE the yahoo boys! EFCC should go after the politicians that have embezzled our tax money.

    • oollakunle April 20, 2013 at 3:10 am

      This so call EFCC are stupid set of people live this guys alone you should be happy as this guys choose a way for themself you need to go out there and killl all the politician who are dealling with our money are keep us in the dark of live where is the job for guys our gorverment can not provide basics ammenities that can make us live like a responsible man we need to live a good live too go and arrest abasanjo ,babangida,atku and coif you know you are trully who you claime to be you this criminal if not for thiss yahoo we should have start killing all of you to survive so you want be looking at you spending our money to care for yourself and family alone …..guys wise up this what ever you can to make money but don

  • foonmie January 8, 2013 at 3:21 am

    who cares jo? When our corrupt government won’t create jobs for these graduates. Hey! man has to live ooooooo… Besides, u gotta be real gullible to fall for all their scams abeg. I bet those working for the so called EFCC gonna be getting fat on the money & cars realized pffffff

  • omo nla January 8, 2013 at 5:08 am

    na wa o

  • iamfascinating January 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    hmmn, it is well,

  • Tunmi January 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    But there’s no evidence in this report to say the young men did anything wrong. So they have cars and they live somewhere…there is no evidence of anything so far.

  • Jay January 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    U hate yahoo boys , guess u ar just fucked or jealous cuz if no gee, then y’all Wundt be safe

  • armedrobber January 8, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    @ Jay best comment of the day..@ others if yahoo wasn’t around from the year 2000 with the way the politicians cheat the people and the graduates and the undergraduates it would be very brutal and some people wont be alive to comment here because when i was growing up i have seen armed robbers robbed my family many times including high ways from Ibadan to Lagos, Nigeria is fucked and its not by catching the yahoo boys that would stop the corruption in the country…let yahoo stop and lets see what the boys will eat when there is no job and politician children are traveling up and down and living lavish lives…

  • Twizzle January 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Some Dude’s Just open their mouth say shit..Do you look at those boys before passing fictitious. I wish Efcc could probe everybody living(1004) Forget: Yahoo Boys” there whats the basic minimum salary in Nigeria.Last time i checked was N18,000. so everybody living in so called “1004” are all righteous didnt scam steal. 1004 is a hide out for big men those dude just got caught because they were lousy. Who are those fools Efcc regard as “concerned group” those dude hating because probably Twizzle is spending more than they are doing. you come from a rich home do you know the source of your father’s wealth?..Some dude feel because this is a blog you can open your mouth and talk shit. you have a job thank your God and go your way dont criticize people.How are we sure if you didnt pay to get your result or your parent are familiar with top people working at your company.Fuel price & cost of living is been hiked it does not always happen with salary. There is Discrimination if you have an Hnd or Bsc. Government, Companies do not encourage you to go school. LTV always looking for people with 10-25 years experience ” Make them go wake their Grand Papa work for them” so many companies bringing up unmatchable working criteria. You hardly get a job with a master Degree in Nigeria. Except you rely on Prayers. Pension funds of of N195 billion got missing. A senator came on Live Tv asking “Where are the monies” .im sure i didnt cast my vote for him i dont fucking know how he got there. Abeg make them free the Twizzle guy..what if he didnt make it up to this stage

    • DEJAVU January 20, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      GOD BLESS YOU, WALAHII YOU DON YAN BETTER

  • James January 10, 2013 at 12:20 am

    f- efcc..what are hell your govt think you are smart ass hun? you people most be silly chasing over yahoo boys…why can’t you people start from the president,house of rep.senator…. in fact una dey mad gan…Ogun kill una all..HISSS

    • DEJAVU January 21, 2013 at 12:02 am

      GOD BLESS YOU, WALAHII YOU DON YAN BETTER

  • Jay January 17, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Is normal for efcc to burst Yahoo guyz is not new to us…we will give them there own cute …chop i chop

  • Ebere Ajahcent January 19, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Nice one Jay….. always disturbing young rich kids just for the sake of their selfish %percent instead of facing the true problems of nigeria(The bad Learders).

  • DEJAVU January 20, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    F- EFCC FOR THE STUPID WORK THEY ARE DOING LEAVE THE YOUNG NIGGAS ALONE NO BE GUN THEM USE COLLECT THE MONEY NOW ITS THEIR BRAIN AFTER ALL NOT EVERY BODY FALL FOR IT ONLY THE FOOLS SO LET THE FOOLS KEEP PAYING THEM FOR THEIR BRAIN WORK.

  • HON CUTE ROY February 7, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Effc or what so ever they are called, This is absolute nonsense…. Yahoo and all forms of illegal act has ease the tension in nigeria and calm nigerian youth from taking up habit like armed robbery , theft and all forms of stealing. Most bIg boys in lekki Lagos and all part of nigeria today are living on fraud money, build houses and start business as an entrepreneur, Please we yahoo boys gives glory to the BIG GEE, BIG BROS who shows us the path we are happy spending our money…. God in his infinite mercy will continue to bless our business and Nigerians should be warn to stop insulting us cause if we decide to start scamming Nigerians everyone in naija will fall for the cool and loving stories…….. IF OYINBO MAN THAT HAS SENSE MORE THAN YOU PAID OVER 100MILLION NAIRA AM SURE THAT YOUR SMALL 2MILLION THAT YOU HAVE WITH MICROFINANCE BANK YOU WILL PAY WILLINGLY, TRY US AND SEE YOURSELF BASTARD PEOPLE , AN AVERAGE NIGERIAN IS A SUSPECT …….. I REP YAHOO FOR LIFE

  • HON CUTE ROY February 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    BADDY OSHA MALAY 1 I SEE YOU WIRE BOSS YOOU ARE MOUTHED, MONEY GANG CREW, BLOW MONEY FASTER I DOUBLE SEE YOU BOSS

  • el nino jr February 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Washere twizzle…nothing more

  • jasi February 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    nothing do them jor,dem dey represent us well for everywhere in the world..their head dey dere..as for una wey dey run una mouth,make una go find beta thing do and stop saying shit about the hustlers

  • everyhustlerhaveapayday April 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    If not yahoo runs wey dey town this days I won’t Be who I am today cos I be confirm omo ajepako and I have been kidnap with latemydad by ritualist twice in my life shey I no see nigerian millionaires for there ni. But wetin me won do head of nigerian politician buying human head and parts,u no see Them abi well I will rep scammers till I die

  • Safari Patrick May 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    am not gonna blame EFCC, i think it’s because of the Thug life in Nigeria.

  • MARTINS July 14, 2013 at 7:13 am

    You arrest yahoo guys or not, I must do yahoo till I die!!!!!!

  • nana tilo July 25, 2013 at 4:03 am

    up yahoo boys!!!!Who wan die poor

  • Too Paid August 9, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    EFCC are not just SCAMMERS but fools…Hard working boys get money from their hustling game and greedy EFCC come to take their own share claiming they want to do their rightful job… AND FOR THOSE BROKE ASS FOOLS THAT ARE RUNNING THEIR MOUTH LIKE TAP GO AND MAKE MONEY… EMPTY VESSELS MAKE NOISE ALOT…BIG UP 2 U HUSTLING GUYS.. WILL GET MY OWN G- GUARD SOON TOO..

  • Too Paid August 9, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    REVENGE FOR EFCC IS COMING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE… PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT… EFCC SHOULD FOR A CYBER ATTACK REVENGE FROM ME… I WILL NOT JUST HACK YOUR SITE RATHER I WILL HIJACK IT WITHIN 4 DAYZ.. FOOLISH EFCC

  • Too Paid August 9, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    SIMPLE SQL INJECTION METHOD!!! WEAK JOB FOR ME BUT BIG PROBS FOR EFCC… Y’ALL SHOULD WATCH AND SEE !!!

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