The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zonal Office, has arrested 16 suspects in the Lekki area of the state for alleged Internet fraud popularly known as ‘yahoo yahoo’.
Some of the suspects are Habeeb Adebayo, Marcus Wisdom, Caleb Ezekiel, Akinduro Henry, Osarobo Osasere, and Oyelami Olatunji.
Others are Pelumi Glory, Ehibor Joseph, Emmanuel Timileyin, Jefta Akpan, Okirhie Rukewe, Oxford Robbinson, Onyeka Odika, Uzoma Gideon, Adebayo Oluwatobi, and Isreal Ugochukwu.
A statement on Monday by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed that the suspects were rounded up on January 21 at the Ziroc Residence Hotel, Lekki, by operatives who had been tracking their activities.
“Upon interrogation, they all confessed to engaging in different forms of computer-related fraud, including romance and love scam.
“A further analysis of their mobile devices and computers also confirmed their involvement in Internet fraud,” the statement added.
The EFCC said the suspects would soon be arraigned in court, adding that investigations had been concluded.