Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Sokoto Command, have raided and arrested 23 alleged Internet fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ in the Bafarawa Estate in Sokoto metropolis.
A source from the zonal office of the EFCC in Sokoto said that apart from the Bafarawa Estate, Kalkalawa area of Sokoto State was also raided after an Intelligence-driven observation along with intensive close monitoring proved that the young men are living above their means with no genuine source of income.
This according to the source led operatives of the commission to swoop and arrest them while investigations continued.
Those arrested include Joy Ofem, Azeez .o. Naimot, Ibrahim Amadu, Aigbekan Daniel, Adedayo Michael, Imran Mubaraq and Oliyide Habeeblah
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Others include Wasiu Lukman Adekunle, Musa Abdulaziz, Abdullahi Ibrahim, Adejoh Nebiu Muhammad, Ibrahim Mubarak, Ahmed Ibrahim Abdullahi, Abdullahi Sanusi Adejoh and Umar Idris.
The list also includes Muhammad Nuhu, Faisal Ahmed, Aliyu Ismail, Elijah Adebayo, Abubakar Bashir, Sakariya Ibrahim, Balogun Abdulayyan as well as Buni Husaini.
Some of the items recovered include a Red Corolla Sport 2009, a White Corolla 2015, 16 different laptops, 1 Generator
30 different phones and 2 MTN Routers.
The source however revealed that they would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.
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