Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), well-known for churning out prime notch graduates and the host metropolis of (*79*), are build up the picture as nests of Yahoo Yahoo boys.
In the final two years, EFCC operatives have arrested no fewer than 79 students for varied cyber crimes, in (*79*). Over 70 per cent of them had been LAUTECH students.
The newest LAUTECH students arrested had been the 22 nabbed Tuesday by EFCC operatives of their (*79*) hideouts.
When the EFCC first raided the off campus hostels of the students in September 2019, 25 students had been arrested for varied types of cybercrime together with romance rip-off, love rip-off, possession of cast paperwork, and acquiring cash by false pretence.
The students, who had been aged between 18 and 29 years outdated, had been arrested following a three-day raid carried out between September 16 and 19, 2019.
The raid adopted months of surveillance and monitoring of the actions of the suspects, based mostly on intelligence obtained by the company.
The students nabbed on the time had been Pelumi Adigun, 18; Umaru Frederick, 21; Damilola Emmanuel, 22; Tomiwa Oyewole, 29; Adeleke Owolabi, 24; Oladosu Abdullahi, 23; Abdulmusaq Ismail, 25; Isajimi Joshua, 23; Olaniyan Tunde, 22, and Ebosele Francis, 28.
Others had been: Oladejo Ibrahim, 26; Oluwadamilare Abimbola, 25; Orimoloye Joshua, 23; Alfred Samuel, 22; Bayewu Ishola, 23; Abiola Gbenga, 25; Alfred Daniel, 20; Agboola Solomon, 21; Arolewola Damilola, 25; Amoo Tunmise, 23; Akeem Taiwo, 25; Segun Ajibola, 25; Hassan Segun, 24; Onicha Joel, 23, and Tafa Bassit, 25.
One of the students, Abdulmusaq Ismail, who was first arrested confessed to being concerned in web fraud after which took the operatives spherical hostels, resulting in the arrest of many different suspects.
Some of the suspects who jumped over the fence to flee arrest, had been nabbed as nicely.
The objects impounded from them, which had been believed to be the proceeds of crimes had been a 4matic Benz, a Toyota Camry, a Toyota Corolla, two Macbook computer systems, two iPads, two iPhones and lots of different paperwork, later despatched for forensic evaluation.
On 11 August 2020, the EFCC operatives returned to (*79*) and had been shocked that cyber crimes continued to thrive amongst new gamers.
This time, 32 “Yahoo Yahoo boys” had been arrested of their varied hideouts..
Three of the suspects claimed to be serving members of the National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC), 19 had been undergraduates of varied universities throughout the nation, whereas the remaining 10 laid declare to sundry vocations.
The suspects are Oyebamiji Francis; Aremo Jeremiah; Ogbonnaya Prosper John; Anuoluwapo Matthew; Oladele Victor; Mumuni Waliyullah; Olawoyin Abiodun; Oluwatoyin Henry; Arisekola Shina; Babarinde Solomon; Samson Gideon; Joshua Ola Adebayo; Ajayi Joseph Ajibola; Garba Mojeed, Olatunbosun Tobiloba and Azeez Ridwan.
Others are Ajala Timilehin; Adebolapo Bakare; Alaba Gideon; Ogunkeye Olumide; Ogunleke Tolu; Olapade Emmanuel; Adegoke Aanu Abiodun; Job Ayantoye; Oyebode Pelumi; Babayanju Toluwani; Oladele Ayobami; Omonaiye Abubakar; Sattong Baking; Abisoye Kehinde, Iwajomo Nathan and Aniyikaye Tope.
At the purpose of their arrest, 12 unique vehicles, a number of telephones, laptops and a few incriminating paperwork had been recovered from them.
The third raid on Tuesday yielded 22 ”Yahoo Yahoo Boys”.
The suspects had been Akintunde Ibrahim Olajide, Yusuf Taiye Afeez, Jimoh Idris Okikiola, Adeyemo Wariz Adegoke, Ademola Olalekan Saheed, Anif Abayomi Busayo, Oriade Sunday Oluwatobi, Ajadi Opeyemi Damilola,Peter Akanji Blessing,Olaoluwa Felix Oguniran, Agbei Shola Peter, Toheeb Adeagbo Tola, Ajayi Akinyinka Umar.
Others embrace Ibrahim Opeyemi Ishola, Samson Shonubi Oluwafemi, Oki Kayode Oluwadunsi, Durosamo Temitope Dickson, Akinremi Ridwan Abiodun, Ahmed Ogunyele and Olawore Ridwan Olalekan.
At the purpose of their arrest, 5 vehicles, a number of cell phones, laptops and different incriminating paperwork had been recovered from them.
Twenty of the 22 suspects have been indicted by the investigation.
They shall be charged to courtroom as quickly because the investigation is concluded, stated EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren.
While many of the arrests haven’t at all times led to courtroom trials, the EFCC had reported some convictions.
On 22 February 2021, the company secured the conviction of Oluwatoyin Henry, one of many suspects nabbed in August of final 12 months.
He was docked earlier than Justice Sherifat Adeyemi of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, slammed with one rely of acquiring by false pretence.
The cost reads: “That you Oluwatoyin Henry sometimes in 2019, at Ogbomosho, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of One Thousand Two Hundred United States of America Dollars (USD$1,200) from one Betty Mosley, when you falsely represented to him that you are a citizen of United States of America by name Amanda, who is in love with him which representations you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence.”
The convict pleaded responsible to the amended cost after a plea discount settlement with the prosecution.
Next 12 months, the EFCC could also be in for one other harvest of Yahoo Yahoo boys in (*79*) and LAUTECH.