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Cybercrime: EFCC nabs serving corps member

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Adetuberu Adetoyese, a corps member currently serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, for alleged cyber-enabled crime in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Adetuberu, 28, from Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun State, was apprehended in the Ogele area of Eyenkorin, Ilorin.

The suspect’s arrest came as a result of credible intelligence on the activities of “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys” in Ilorin and its environs.

During the investigation, Adetuberu revealed that he started a “Yahoo Yahoo Business” in 2016 and used the proceeds to build a house and sponsor himself in school, among other things.

In a related development, the operatives of the EFCC arrested two other suspected fraudsters at different locations within Ilorin metropolis.

The suspects are Muhammed Soliu from Woru, Ilorin East local Government Area, Kwara State and Olayiwola Tunde Saheed, an aluminum fabricator from Olorunda, Oshogbo Local Government Area of Osun State.

During interrogation, Muhammed, 25, confessed that he joined “Yahoo-Yahoo Business” in 2020 and specialised in dating/love scam.

According to him, he had bought a Toyota Camry car with registration number KSF 846 HG worth N2.7million and built a house with the proceeds of the illegal activities,

Olayiwola, 30, on his part claimed to be a “Loader” in the “Yahoo-Yahoo Business”, and confessed to buying a Toyota Camry car worth over N2million with the proceeds of the alleged crime.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare and Tony Okerafor