Transparency and Integrity

8/17/2020

EFCC: Soldier Arrested For "Yahoo Yahoo" Says He is Still Learning.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested a serving military personnel, Lance Corporal Ajayi Kayode and 26 others for alleged internet fraud in the Lekki axis of Lagos State.

A statement released by EFCC revealed that Kayode, with service number NAF18/34732, was arrested in his military attire during an early morning raid at 6B, Fatai Idowu Arobike, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, on Saturday, August 15, 2020.


An intelligent report received from concerned members of the public about his alleged involvement in criminal activities.
led the EFCC Operatives monitoring and arresting him.

Kayode who was arrested alongside 26 others confessed he agreed to indulge in the act after his friends convinced him that cybercrime was the best way to make quick money stressing that he was still learning "yahoo yahoo" (Internet fraud) from his friends when he was nabbed.


Some items recovered from the group members are; diamond jewelry, exotic cars and phones, adding that they would soon be charged to court.

The spokesperson for the EFCC Mr Dele Oyewale, gave detail about Kayode's arrest in a statement on Monday.

Read Statement :

 " Kayode, the lance corporal, was arrested alongside Kalu Emmanuel;  Hassan Sunday; Odinaka David Okem; Victor Ochiabuito; Christopher Prince; Victor Ologhu; Alex Aka;  Miracle Onyekwere;  Habeeb Ayomide;  Olakunle Ajeigbu, Rasheed Olanrewaju and Salam Hakeem.

" Others are Adeniran Nurudeen;  Opeyemi Ojo Chris;  Derrick Moris;  Shehu Oluoti;  Fuad Akinbayo;  Babatunde Idowu; Uzo Igwe Nathaniel;  Debowale Adedoyin;  Shegun Emmanuel;  Godswill Maduchem; Samson Kazeem; Oluwatobi Oluwatoba, Olaitan Ajao and Oyindamola Kareem."

The anti-graft agency have further stated that all arrested persons were members of organised cyber criminal syndicate network.

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