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EFCC arrests 22 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ogbomoso

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command, has arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters in Ogbomoso area of Oyo State.

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This is contained in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan.

The agency arrested the 22 suspects on Tuesday in Ogbomoso.

Mr Uwujaren said that they were apprehended during an operation at their hideout in Ogbomoso, based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.

He said that five cars, several mobile phones, laptops and other incriminating documents were recovered from them at the point of their arrest.

The agency’s spokesman said that 20 of the 22 suspects had been indicted after investigation.

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Mr Uwujaren said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.


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