EFCC arrests 21 Yahoo boys in Rivers, Oyo. Twenty-one persons suspected to be internet fraudsters known in local parlance as Yahoo boys have been arrested in Rivers and Oyo states.
The Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested eight suspects in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, while 13 were apprehended in Ibadan, Oyo State capital city.
A statement by EFCC’s spokesman Wilson Uwujaren said the suspects were apprehended on Tuesday at their hideouts in Mandela Housing Estate, Rumuokoro and Street 1, Radio Road Estate, Ozuoba in Port Harcourt.
The Ibadan suspects were arrested on Monday, Uwujaren said in a statement.
Items recovered from them included four cars, phones, and laptops, among others.
Uwujaren said they will be charged to court soon.