Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 23 suspected internet fraudsters who are operators and students of ‘yahoo academy’ in Akwa Ibom State.
EFCC in a statement said the arrests was made by its Uyo zonal office in a joint operation with some of the Commission’s operatives from Abuja, in the early hours of Thursday, November 28, 2019.
The anti-graft agency said the operatives stormed a building described as ‘YAHOO ACADEMY’ allegedly used solely for the training of youngsters in various aspects of cyber criminality.
During the raid on Essien Essien Street, Ikot Ibiok village in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, 23 suspects including operators and trainees were arrested.
EFCC said the suspects will be prosecuted.