Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Sokoto Command have raided and arrested 23 alleged internet fraudsters popularly called Yahoo boys.
A source from the zonal office of the EFCC in Sokoto said the suspects were arrested at Bafarawa Estate adding that Kalkalawa area of Sokoto State was also raided after intelligence-driven observations and intensive close monitoring proved that the young men were living above their means with no genuine source of income.
According to the source, this led operatives of the commission to swoop in and arrest them while investigations continued.
Those arrested include Joy Ofem, Azeez Naimot, Ibrahim Amadu, Aigbekan Daniel, Adedayo Michael, Imran Mubaraq and Oliyide Habeeblah
Others were Wasiu Lukman Adekunle, Musa Abdulaziz, Abdullahi Ibrahim, Adejoh Nebiu Muhammad, Ibrahim Mubarak, Ahmed Ibrahim Abdullahi, Abdullahi Sanusi Adejoh and Umar Idris.
The list also includes Muhammad Nuhu, Faisal Ahmed, Aliyu Ismail, Elijah Adebayo, Abubakar Bashir, Zakariya Ibrahim, Balogun Abdulayyan and Buni Husaini.
Some of the items recovered from the suspects include a red Corolla Sports car (2009 model), a white Corolla (2015 model), 16 laptops, 1 generator set, 30 different phones and 2 MTN routers.
The EFCC said they would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.