The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a corps member Adetuberu Adetoyese currently serving in Ogbomosho, Oyo State over alleged offences bordering on cyber-enabled crime in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital.

Adetuberu, 28, who hails from Ilesha, Ilesha West Local Government Area of Osun State was arrested at Ogele area of Eyenkorin, Ilorin.

The suspect’s arrest followed credible intelligence on the activities of 419ners otherwise known as “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys” within Ilorin metropolis and its environs.

In the course of investigation, Adetuberu revealed that he ventured into ‘Yahoo Yahoo Business’ in 2016 and had among other things built a house and sponsored himself in school with the proceeds of the illegal activities.

In a related development the operatives of the EFCC, have also 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.

Upon interrogation, Muhammed, 25, confessed that he joined ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Business’ in 2020 and specialized 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,

On his part, Olayiwola, 30, who claimed to be a ’Loader’ in the ‘Yahoo-Yahoo Business’ confessed to have bought a Toyota Camry car worth over N2million with the proceeds of the alleged crime.

The suspects will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigations.


ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU