Kwara; Cleric, 27 others in EFCC net for alleged yahoo business
By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 28 persons suspected to be ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Boys’ in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.
The arrest, which was effected on Thursday at the Mandate area in Ilorin, reportedly followed actionable intelligence on the activities of alleged fraudsters operating in the area.
Preliminary investigation, according to the EFCC, revealed the identity of the arrested suspects to include a cleric, twin brothers, six students of various institutions, a mining operator and a host of other specialised private individuals.
The suspects include Toheeb Albarka (cleric); Lambe Kehinde and Lambe Taye (twin brothers); Francis Stephen, Olabode Yusuf and Musbaudeen Akorede who trade in dog selling; Moshood Okunola, Kayode Aderemi, Ayobami Olorunfemi, Paul Ayomide, Agboola Marvellous and Adebisi Olatunde, who are all undergraduates.
Others are Olaleye Solomon, Miner; Akinade Samuel, Computer Technician; Damilola Shagaya, Real Estate Developer; Muhammed Awal, Graphic Designer; Adam Mubarak, Anti-Money Laundering Analyst; Ogundiran Nathaniel, Tiler; Jamiu Ishola, Printer; Dauda Tunde, Plumber; Abdullahi Sikiru, Bet Naija Agent; Kasali Afeez Adegoke, Website Developer; Jordan Adeyinka, Wears/Shoe Dealer and a driver, Ojeniyi Boluwatife.
Adedamola Samson, Olarewaju Adisa Taofeek, Adewale Oloro and Omogbolahan Ibrahim.
Items recovered from the suspects upon arrest include 10 exotic cars, different brands of laptops and cell phones, and printer, among others.
The suspects, the anti graft agency said, would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of the ongoing investigations.