Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency have arrested five undergraduates who are students in Ekiti state and 12 others over their alleged involvement in Advance Fee Fraud popularly called ‘Yahoo Yahoo.’
Eye9ja understands that the EFCC’s zonal office in Ibadan, Oyo State disclosed that the undergraduates claimed to be students of Federal Polytechnic in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.
The EFCC made the arrests of the students and 12 others, public in one of its posts on Twitter.
According to the post by the anti-graft agency, the suspects were arrested on Monday in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
The tweet obtained by Eye9ja reads as thus: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, on Monday, October 7, 2019, arrested 17 suspected internet fraudsters among whom were five who claimed to be students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.
“The suspects were arrested in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital following meticulous consideration of intelligence reports detailing their alleged involvement in internet fraud and other related offences.
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“The suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”