60 Sakawa boys arrested for holding an award show to members excelling in fraud

The Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 60 suspected internet fraudsters (sakawa or yahoo yahoo boys) during an award ceremony at the Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun, according to Instablog9ja.

Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, a spokesman for the EFCC, told the press on Monday, November 29, that the suspects were apprehended at an event called “Peer Youths Awards.”

An investigation revealed, according to him, that the event was planned 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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