Lagos state police parade arrested 'yahoo boys'

Lagos State Police Command have paraded three suspected internet fraudsters, popularly called ‘yahoo boys’, who allegedly specialise  in duping property dealers in different parts of the state.


Lagos State Police command spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed this in a statement on Monday.

The statement said  that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

Those arrested, according to the statement, included a 28-year-old, a 27-year-old and a 33-year-old.

The statement  said that they were picked up last Wednesday in Akwa, Anambra, following intelligence reports.

It said the suspects had swindled a property dealer in Lagos State of about N4 million while posing as potential clients to perpetrate their crime

The statement said their arrest came less than a month after the RRS burst another syndicate  of  fraudsters who operated   on the internet.

”The suspects are part of internet fraudsters that specialise in hacking into e – mail addresses and using them to send messages seeking transfer of funds in tranches to different accounts.”



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