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Internet fraud: Proprietor, students of ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ school arrested in Lagos

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives have arrested the proprietor of a Yahoo Yahoo training school in Lagos, Frank Chinedu.

Chinedu, 22, was arrested alongside eight students of the unnamed training centre located at 14, Animashaun Street, Progressive Estate, Ojodu Berger, Lagos while receiving lectures in internet fraud activities.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Tony Orilade, Acting Head of Media and Publicity at EFCC.

Orilade gave the names of the students as Ahmed Musa, 24; Desmond Eze, 29; Preye Kingsley, 23; Benjamin Irabor, 21; Benjamin Opah, 19; Akapo Prosper, 22; Innocent Paul, 20 and Olamide Edun, 20.

He stated that the suspected internet fraudsters were arrested on May 22, 2019, following intelligence reports received by the Commission about their involvement in alleged criminal activities.

Orilade listed items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest to include nine laptops, 16 mobile phones, an Airtel modem, Orange Wifi and one Toyota Camry with registration number EPE406FN.

He said they would be charged to court soon.

The ICIR had reported the arrest of Nigerian musician Afeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley and four others in Lagos by the anti-corruption agency on May 10 on allegations of internet fraud.  He is currently remanded in detention.

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