The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) on Friday mentioned it had in its custody three suspected Advance Charge fraudsters, in any other case generally known as Yahoo Boys arrested in Ilesha, Osun.
The Appearing Head, Media and Publicity of the fee, Mr Tony Orilade, said this in a press release made out there to newsmen in Abuja.
He mentioned that the suspects have been handed to the fee’s personnel in Ibadan, Oyo state, by Inspector-Common of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Crew (IRT) for additional investigation.
Orilade mentioned that the suspects, who have been between the ages of 22 years and 29 years have been Ebenezer Oluwafemi, Kolade Sogo and Oluwagbenga Ejikunke.
He mentioned that they have been arrested on Tuesday following collection of intelligence gathered by the safety operatives.
“Preliminary investigations additional revealed that the suspects allegedly bought concerned in several romance rip-off posing as feminine foreigners to fleece unsuspecting victims on the social media.
“On the level of arrest, diversified fetish supplies, two laptops and 5 completely different manufacturers of cell telephones have been recovered from them.
“A number of paperwork containing false pretences have been additionally recovered from the suspects,” he mentioned.
The assertion mentioned that the Head, Ibadan Workplace of the fee, Abdulrasheed Bawa, mentioned the handing over of the suspects had introduced the variety of Advance Charge fraudsters arrested in Ibadan to 40 in a few weeks.
“The zone is not a hiding place for the fraudsters.
“Investigation remains to be ongoing and the suspects will quickly be charged to court docket,” the assertion quoted him as saying