EFCC arrests 39 ‘Yahoo boys’ in Osun, Ogun




No fewer than 39 suspected ‘Yahoo boys’ were Wednesday paraded by the  Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


According to EFCC in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, the 39 suspected Yahoo boys were arrested by its  operatives on Tuesday, February, 9.


EFCC stressed that 10 of the suspects were arrested at Ilesha, Osun State, while Twenty-nine others were arrested in different locations at Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state.


The commission identified those  arrested at Ilesha are: Oyesoji Tosin, Olaniyi Emmanuel, Samson Ojo, Sodiq Sunkanmi, Kolawole Abiodun, Oluwole Gbenga, Olajuyigbe Olamide, Oyebanji Olabisi Temitope, Ayoola Oluwafemi, and Oluwatobiloba Gbadamosi.


It added that the suspects arrested at Ago-Iwoye include Emmanuel Lawal, Kareem Olamide, Adekunle Kehinde Salawu, Bella Tijesu, Aderibigbe Adedoyin, Anifowose Hammed, Lateef Adetayo, Busari Oluwatobi, Tobi Adeyemi, Gabriel Obisesan, Oluwole Olasunkanmi and Odetola Samson.


Others are Farouq Dosu, Ayilara Akindeji, Ademola Adedare, Ishola Adeleke, Alex Olasunmade, Idowu Abolaji, Okegbenro Idris, Akinlolu Akintunde, Oshoboke Shashaeniyan, Adeyemi Opeyemi, Oluwatoyin Olutekunbi, Albert Charles, Olawuyi Olanrewaju, Tunde Adekoya, Gbolahan Olalekan, Alade Oluwasegun and Ajanaku Qudus.


It stressed that the suspects were arrested after series of surveillance based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities and that items recovered from them include seven cars, laptop computers, mobile phones, and several documents containing false presences. 


EFCC in the statement stated that they will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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