EFCC arrests alleged yahoo boy who dressed as a woman to evade arrest

A suspected internet fraudster who dressed as a woman to evade arrest has been arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.


EFCC Lagos Zonal Command said it arrested the suspected yahoo boy identified as Owoseni Gabriel.


The agency also arrested 32 others for their alleged involvement in computer-related fraud.


Gabriel was arrested alongside Salaudeen Hammed, Akinsanya Olamilekan, Olamofe Joshua, Akindele Saheed, Damilare Micheal, Patoki Ayomiku, Olakunle Ismail, Babalola Ayomide, Afolabi Olaibola, Abiodun Olayinka, Samuel Ogunyemi, Adebayo Olarewaju, Abdul-Fatai Olawale and Hassan Ayofe.


Others are: Samson Jeremiah, Kolawole Afeez, Owoseni Gabriel, Makinde Oluwasegun, Daniel Seun, Adefolahan Isreal, Olusegun Emmanuel, Olawore Micheal, Hammed Raheem, Micheal Tunde, Francis Chibundu, Jesse Oluwatobiloba, Adenekan Ayotunde, Qudus Adeyi, Sulaimon Oladimeji, Kayode Sunday, Daniel Owosine, and Boluwatife Gbolahan.


They were arrested on May 2, 2023 at the Iyana Ipaja axis of Lagos State, following credible intelligence received by the Commission on the activities of some young boys involved in computer-related fraud.


During the sting operation, Gabriel, particularly, wore a female dress and a wig to evade arrest.


Items recovered from the suspects include a Toyota Camry 2005 model, a Toyota Camry 2009 model, mobile phones and laptop computers.


EFCC’s spokesman Wilson Uwujaren confirmed that the suspects will be charged to court after investigations have been concluded.

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