Suspected Internet fraudsters, Yahoo boys, have gone underground in some major towns in Ekiti Sate,This followed massive crackdown by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The anti-graft agency had carried out not fewer than four massive raids on the hideouts of the Yahoo boys in some residential areas of Ado-Ekiti and tertiary institutions.
The Nation investigation yesterday showed that many of the Yahoo boys in Ado-Ekiti and Ikere-Ekiti have started fleeing the state to avoid being arrested by the anti-graft agency.
In the last few months, about 80 suspects have been arrested in locations in Ekiti and taken to the EFCC zonal office in Ibadan, Oyo State, in a raid code-named “Operation Cyber Storm.”
Our reporter gathered that many of them no longer parade the streets of Ado-Ekiti, Ikere-Ekiti and other parts of the state with their posh cars, blaring out music.
they visit to hotels, night clubs, pubs and other fun spots patronised by the Yahoo boys revealed that many of them are on the run to escape arrest.