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EFCC Arrests 7 ‘Yahoo Boys’ In MAPOLY

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, , Lagos zonal office, has arrested seven National Diploma (ND) students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (), Abeokuta, for alleged offences bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretences and possession of forged documents.

The suspects- Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni- are studying various courses in the institution.

They were arrested alongside Iyun Ifeoluwa, Odusanwo Ibrahim, Obanijesu Opeyemi Soneye, Azeez , Babatunde Ajala, Ojejimi Ademola, Aderowunmi Ayomide and Oluokun Oluwaseun by operatives of the Commission within Abeokuta and its environs on August 17, 2016, following a petition received by the Commission about their activities.

The suspects, who were said to be living flamboyantly, were alleged to be involved in internet , forgery of financial instruments and lottery , among others.

One of the suspects, Olaseni, a 21-year-old Business Administration student, was said to have created a Facebook account with the name Dean Robert, with which he interacted with his victims.

In his statement, Olaseni gave a blow-by-blow revelation of his modus operandi, saying, “I tell them (his victims) that they have won Facebook Lottery. I have people who receive the money sent by the victims. Then, the money is remitted into my personal accounts domiciled in and .”

A number of items, including laptops, forged documents, were recovered from the suspects during their arrests.
The suspects will be charged to after investigations are concluded.

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