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60 Sakawa boys arrested for holding a show where they were giving awards to members excelling in fraud

Instablog9ja reports that operatives of the Lagos Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 60 suspected internet fraudsters (sakwa or yahoo boys) during an award ceremony at Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun.

60 Sakawa boys arrested for holding a show where they were giving awards to members excelling in fraud 1

Briefing the press on how they rounded up the young men, spokesperson for EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday, November 29, said that the suspects were arrested at an event, tagged: “Peer Youths Awards”.

According to him, an investigation revealed that the event was organized to reward high-level internet fraudsters.

“Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include exotic cars, electronic devices, laptop computers and mobile phones.

The suspects will soon be charged to court,” he said.

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