Yahoo Boys: Oyo Has Highest Number Of Internet, Cyber Crimes In SouthWest – EFCC

Nabbed cybercrime victims known locally as Yahoo Boys

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Monday, revealed that Oyo State has the highest number of cybercrimes and corruption related cases out of the six states in the South West.

This was disclosed by the Zonal Head of the commission, Mr. Friday Ebelo when speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The statistics, he noted, was based on the last six months since the baton of leadership changed in the zone.

Most of the suspects, who perpetrate cybercrimes and other fraudulent acts, he noted, are between the ages of 18 and 40.

Ebelo said: “If you are looking for the number of convictions, Oyo State should be seen as the highest. We are based in Ibadan and since I resumed here, the tempo of our activities has increased.

“These suspects of cybercrimes and fraud related cases operate from Lagos and share their loots in Ibadan. But now, most of them are leaving Ibadan for the adjoining states.”

While giving a further breakdown of the statistics, the EFCC official said: “This year, the zone received a total of 481 petitions. We were able to secure 83 convictions out of the 107 cases filed at different courts within the zone. That represents 83 per cent of the total number of cases filed.”

“From January to June 21, 2019, an aggregate sum of N116.9 million has been recovered. Others, which are in foreign currencies, include $39,129, £1,800 and £50,” he said.

He added that 65 vehicles were recovered from the suspects.
Ebelo explained that in some cases, criminals, who act as agents of the commission, use its name to seal up properties saying this is a scam as the commission does not work with any agents.
He appealed to parents to be more vigilant and pay constant visits to their wards in schools. (Vanguard)

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Killers Threw Army School Commandant From Balcony |The Republican News

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Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command on Wednesday arraigned six suspects at an Oyo State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, for the murder of the Commandant, Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan, Col. Anthony Okeyim.

Okeyim died three weeks after he was promoted to the rank of brigadier and had been waiting to be decorated with his new rank when he was murdered.

The police told the court that the suspected killers threw Okeyim from the balcony of his one-storeyed official apartment inside the school, resulting in his death after he landed head first on the ground.

The police said the commandant was killed around 10pm on December 11, 2016, while his corpse was discovered the following morning.

The six suspects are Solomon Emmanuel, 20; Taiwo Adeniyi, aka Ejima, 33; Bibisoye Kehinde, aka Efrebor, 27; Ewere Andrew, 25;  Udobata Onusa-Uzi, aka Kaka, 28; and Ephraim Obi, 38.

They were arrested by 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan and handed over to the Oyo State Police Command for prosecution.

The Deputy Director, Public Relations department of the division, Col. Timothy Antigha, had said the Samsung X4 phone of the deceased was found in the possession of one of the first suspects, Solomon Emmanuel.

They were arraigned before Mrs. R.A. Ebeloku-Mustapha of the magistrate’s court, who ordered them to be remanded in custody pending legal advice from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

She also adjourned the case till March 28, 2017.

The suspects were charged with three counts, including conspiracy to commit felony to wit; robbery and murder.

The prosecutor, Inspector Fatola Musiliu, told the court that the suspects had on the December 11, 2016, at about 10pm, at the Command Secondary School, Apata, Ibadan, in the Ibadan Magistrate’s District, did conspire among themselves to commit felony to wit; robbery and murder, “thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 324 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol.II, Law of Oyo state of Nigeria, 2000.” (

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