By Ahmed Ajikobi
Seven suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo boys’
will soon be charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal office after the completion of the
discreet investigation by the commission.
It was gathered that the commission arrested seven suspected persons
on offences based on internet fraud and other related crimes
The suspects are, Kayode Obanewo a.k.a Samantha James; Muhammed
Ademola a.ka Catherine Smith and Yusuf Rasheed a.k.a Rebecca Moore.
Others are Apata Oluwakayode a.k.a Hanna Cole, Olorunwa Okikiola,
Olurunfemi Olamide and Ogungbemi Soho.
The suspects were arrested at different locations within Ilorin
metropolis; four were nabbed at Mandate phase two behind Irewolede and
According to the spokesperson of the commission in Ilorin,Mr Gbenga
Adewoye said the suspects were nabbed following intelligence reports.
Adewoye said one of the suspects, Obanewo during interrogation with
the operatives of the commission, admitted to have committed the
He said the suspect in his confessional statement said, “I was
arrested on June 11, at Mandate estate, Phase two, but before the day
of my arrest, I met a friend who introduced me to Internet fraud, He
gave me a Laptop which was the reason behind my arrest.
“I saw one email address on the laptop, I started using it to chat
with return people at night when I came back from work,” he said.
Items recovered from the suspects include, laptops, phones, different
type of sim cards, among others.