10 Yahoo Yahoo apprentices arrested in Abuja as academy head flees

Ten apprentices learning the intricacies of computer-related fraud known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.


They were arrested at their Academy in Bwari axis of Abuja where they were said to be learning the trade of cyber trickery.

The suspects aged between 20 and 30 years, are Sixtus Jude, Moses Samuel, Isalan Johnny, Dapet Nimshak and Samuel Ogboche.

Others are Victor Samuel, Victor Asuquo, Ibrahim Yunusa, Yahaya Usman and Chijoke Ikwuoha.

They were arrested with different incriminating items such as mobile phones and computers.

The promoter of the Academy is however on the run, said EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren.

Investigations showed that the sponsor recruits and train young individuals who show interest in internet fraud.

The sponsor gets his percentage of their earnings based on an agreement between him and the recruits.

He also serves as a conduit for laundering the money gotten from internet fraud by some of the suspects.

The suspects will be prosecuted when investigation is completed.

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