EFCC arrests 4 undergraduate yahoo boys over N16 million scam

Four of the suspected cyber-criminals are students of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) while the fifth suspect is from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA).

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Commission arrested the five alleged scammers, who are said to be undergraduates of two different Universities, in Akure, Ondo State.

According to media reports, four of the suspected cyber-criminals are students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) while the fifth suspect is from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA).

The EFCC says the suspects were picked off of an off-campus residence located at Anuoluwapo Close, Stateline Hotel Road, off FUTA South Gate, Akure, Ondo State.

The suspects include Adeleke Paul (21), Adebiyi Tayo Abudu (22), Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi (21), Ogundile Ademola James (23), and Okali Ugochukwu (21).

The EFCC stated that the activities of the suspects came to its attention "through series of gathered intelligence." According to the Commission, “Paul and his co-travelers, who go about with the name Tsunami Gang and Young Pablo Money allegedly swindled unsuspecting foreigners and others to the tune of sixteen million Naira (₦16m) recently by engaging in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretenses through scam mails.”

As when the arrest of the suspects were carried out, the EFCC said its operatives recovered “a 2006, black Toyota Highlander with registration number (Lagos) LND 112 EG, 2010 light- green Toyota Camry (Muscle) with registration number (Lagos) AAA 850 EF, laptops, three Apple iPhone 6 and three Blackberry phones from them. Some implicating documents were also found and downloaded from their laptops.”

The suspects will be arraigned as soon as investigation is completed, according to the EFCC.

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