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EFCC parades 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters caught in Ajah & Lekki

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The Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed the arrest of 14 suspected internet fraudsters in the Badore area of Ajah, Lagos State, today.

EFCC parades 14 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Lagos

According to the commission, the suspects were arrested yesterday by the Lagos Zonal office acting on intelligence report.

Items recovered by the EFCC include exotic cars, laptops and various charms.

The names of the suspects are; Abiola Kayode, Adeleye Adewale, Adeniyi Abiola, Favour Iruabo, Iyiola Olayemi, Lawal Remilekun, Martins Adetunji, Obafunsho Oladipupo Samson, Olaleye Bamilola Hassan, Oseni Ridwan, Peter Ayobami Samuel, Peter Toluwabori, Prince Jibril Dirisu and Richard Jerry John.

According to the commission, the suspects will soon be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

The commission also revealed the arrest of four other suspects caught in the Lekki area of Lagos on Saturday, 7th of April.

The suspects are Ale Daniel, Tunde Badmus, Adams Tunde Adedeji and Ajiboye Gbenga. The 4 were arrested in the Lekki area of Lagos State for various offences bordering on cyber crimes and money laundering.

According to the commission, their arrest followed intelligence report received by the Commission about their activities, alleging that they were living flamboyantly without known sources of income. Items recovered from them include exotic cars and charms.

Speaking on the renewed clampdown on Internet fraudsters, the Lagos Zonal Head of the Commission, Akanninyene Ezima, said:

“It is to checkmate the activities of these undisciplined elements who want to reap where they did not sow. “By this action, we are also sending a red alert to the so-called yahoo-yahoo boys that engaging in fraudulent deeds, does not pay.” He also urged landlords, particularly in gated communities, to always carry out background checks on their tenants so as not to unwittingly run foul of Section 3 (Three) of the Advance Fee #Fraud  and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006, which says; “A person who, being the occupier or is concerned in the management of any premises, causes or knowingly permits the premises to be used for any purpose which constitutes an offence under this Act commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 years and not less than five years without the option of a fine.”

Photo Credit: @officialefcc

13 Comments

  1. ProudNigerian

    April 11, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    A lot of youths on instablog naija defending them?? MICROWAVE generation tuehhh! You refused to work and don’t tell me there are no jobs why can’t you be a barber start from somewhere. See the cars they ride choi on top somebody’s sweat. Do not be deceived by the pictures on instagram with them “living the life”. The tears of many scammed has finally brought some of them to justice.

    • Ovadje

      April 13, 2018 at 2:55 am

      @Tutu, I hate it when Nigerians resort to “but the other person(s) were not arrested/prosecuted” – as if that justifies/excuses their criminality. By all means, every criminal should be prosecuted, but it’s not as if thousands more Yahoo scammers do not escape arrest/prosecution as the handful that are actually arrested. It’s mortifying how many Nigerians have become so morally comfortable with criminality. SMH

  2. Tutu

    April 12, 2018 at 4:19 am

    But what about all the so-called big men trafficking drugs, laundering money, opening boutiques, driving big cars, taking advantage of young women – using their stars, claiming king of business and getting away with it???

  3. Bar Baric

    April 12, 2018 at 4:35 am

    EFCC is always better at handling these cases than SARS. All the same, I still don’t know why they have to parade SUSPECTS.

    If they need mugshots for record purposes, they can take those privately. All the big shot politicians EFCC has ever suspected were never paraded. We need to evaluate the relevance of parading suspects, and if we find it necessary, then all suspects must be paraded publicly.

    • Dayo

      April 13, 2018 at 2:48 am

      @Bar Baric, it’s substantively no different from the “perp walk” here in the US. And btw, publishing the well-known names of so-called “looters” is the equivalent of this parade. Because Nigeria does NOT have a jury system, such parade is less prejudicial (if at all), as no trained judge will convict on the basis of a parade.

      At the end of the day, all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and there’s nothing to suggest that people who have been paraded (or published as “looters”) in Nigeria are unable to rejoin society.

  4. mulikat

    April 12, 2018 at 7:10 am

    let them do Fraudsters, once they do not kill Human Being, cos i here and see video going around about yahoo boys killing human being, yesterday small innocent kid they kill with lots of jujus . is a fool will fall in their hand, i was fool once in my life time,back then, i can not fall again, by GOD GRACE: no jobs youths moveing around doing nothing,so let them do yahoo,once no killing or robbing with weapons,they use only their brain and tricks.

    • kim

      April 14, 2018 at 1:58 am

      you think that by defrauding people is ok! when it isnt their money to be used! Get a grip, this is fraud and no statue of limitations in the law. Fake scammers claiming to be military people they arent, for the soul purpose of getting fancy cars, money, cell phones, and houses.. i say,,arrest these crooks, and punish them to the full extent of the law, in fact throw them behind bars and let them rot!

  5. curious

    April 12, 2018 at 11:39 am

    please lawyers in the house, can someone throw more light on that part that has to do with LANDLORDS. How am I suppose to know my tenant is a Yahoo boy? What if he claims to work in a big company?

  6. anonymous

    April 15, 2018 at 12:58 am

    story for the Gods, how about the so called politicians, ………..scamming national scamming, using whats meant for the country to feed themselves and their families……..why not parade and publish their names………………….or the dons of Nigerian politics, doing rituals to prolong or strengthen their days, or claim to protect themselves from political or rivalry enemies…………………

  7. Delores Sanchez

    April 15, 2018 at 4:27 am

    I was scammed by a person who says he is james porter and he got away with money and a lot of other things and I want to meet my scammer because he needs to pay for what I been thou with that man please message me back

  8. Guadalupe Rodriguez

    April 16, 2018 at 4:06 am

    I was scammed by a person that called himself Douglas Chandler. Of course that name is fake. He scammed me of almost three thousand dollars. He told me he was in the military in Kabul Afghanstain. And that he was going to be deployed to Syria but he was afraid to go there and trick me into emailing the supposely military and asked for an emergency leave but a lot of to get the leave so I send it and then more for the flight so it add to all that amount. I am so happy that finnaly there is going to be justice for all us Victims of this scammers.

  9. Guadalupe Rodriguez

    April 16, 2018 at 5:39 am

    I am so happy that this people wouldn’t hurt anymore innocent people.

  10. Barbie

    July 22, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Is this what Nigeria need? Is this where Nigeria are falling?? Is this what major work you people has to do???
    I am currently believe we have only 2 great problem in Nigeria now
    1.politicians……..as our government is running by them
    2.Security……….as security left the main real work and be chasing their own personal interest out of people
    By the grace of God…… the judgement is near for you people that still children poor still remain poor and you can be steal our own money to sponsor all your family and you security can force people to collect money and at end of it we don’t know where the money end to.
    Days are coming!!!

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