EFCC Storms ‘Yahoo Academy’ In Akwa Ibom, Arrest 23 Suspects

The fight against cyber fraud in Nigeria keeps getting tough daily. Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  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, 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.

 

 

The suspects were between the ages of 19 and 35. They have confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality such as Love Scam, Online Trading Scam, Theft Identity etc.

 

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The Commission through its official social media handle, reported; 

 

EFCC Arrests Operators, Trainees of Yahoo Academy in Akwa Ibom” 

 

“Operatives of the EFCC, 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, 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 oprrators and trainees were arrested.” 

 

“The suspects were between the ages of 19 and 35. They have confessed that they were undergoing training in various aspects of cyber criminality such as Love Scam, Online Trading Scam, Theft Identity etc.”