The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 32 suspected internet fraudsters also known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Oyo State.
EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, disclosed in a statement that the suspects were arrested by operatives attached to the Ibadan Zonal Office of the agency.
He explained that they were apprehended on Tuesday during a raid on their hideout in Ogbomoso, a town in the state.
“Officers of the EFCC swept on the location after diligent analysis of a series of intelligence gathered on their alleged criminal activities.
“Three of the suspects claimed to be serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), 19 were undergraduates of various universities across the country, while the remaining 10 laid claims to sundry vocations,” the statement said.