The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested 12 suspected Internet fraudsters in the Ikotun area of Lagos.
The suspects were identified as Oluwaseun Ogunbunmi, Haruna Yusuf, Olubori Hassan, Wasiu Idowu, Basit Adeniran, Aina Olajuwon and Okafor Joseph.
Others are: David Ado, Olamide Ogunseye, Opeyemi Ahmed, Monsuru Amao and Taiwo Rasak.
According to a Friday statement shared on its official Facebook page, the anti-graft commission said that the suspects were arrested on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in a rented three-bedroom apartment in the Ikotun area of Lagos, where they used as a Yahoo Yahoo school.
“The arrest followed intelligence reports received from concerned members of the public about their alleged criminal activities.
“During the raid, some of the suspects attempted to flee by hiding on the roof of their apartment.
“Items recovered from the suspects include laptops and mobile phones.
“The suspect will soon be charged to court.
“As part of efforts to curb the menace of computer-based frauds, the EFCC is calling on members of the public to report any suspicious activities of internet fraudsters in their neighbourhood through the Commission’s email address: [email protected] or the hotline: +2348093322644 (0809EFCCNIG),” the statement read in part.