Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested eight alleged internet fraudsters in Lagos state.
One of the alleged yahoo-boys arrested by the police
The EFCC, Lagos zonal office, has arrested eight suspected Internet fraudsters. The suspects are: Samson Olujobi, 28 (a.k.a Mau Rice, Melinda Mcginnis); Abraham Sunday ( a.k.a. Raymond Dodson) 32; Gabriel Ayo ( a.k.a. Robert Mcintosh, Donald Great) 25; Omotayo Raphael (a.k.a. Michael Black) 25; Semiu Sunday Olawale (a.k.a. J. Cabtree) 23; Dafe Onosigho (a.k.a. Johna Kurz ) 27; Ewiolo Elvis (a.k.a. Morgan Moore), 32 and Usiaka Louis (a. k.a. Anthony Parker, David Smart, Alfred Norman) 22. They were arrested following intelligence report about their alleged involvement in some criminal activities.
The suspects who were arrested around the Egbeda and Agege areas of the state, were said to have defrauded their victims whom they connected with on some online dating sites, of huge sums of money in different currencies posing as Americans.
Evidence gotten from their emails contain account user names and passwords of their victims who are mainly Americans.
The scammers who are experts at stealing domain names of persons and organizations also use their victims as money moles to transfer monies between countries.