Suspected internet criminals, popularly known as Yahoo Boys have unleashed a dog on operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to resist arrest.
The incident happened at the Agara area of Ibadan, Oyo State and seven suspects were arrested in the operation. They are; Paul Afolabi, Balogun Ibrahim Adebayo, Izu Ibobo Chukwunalu, Abe Tolulope, Onifade Gideon Idowu, Komolafe Tosin and Igwe Kinsley Otuu.
Speaking on the incident, EFCC’s Acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, said;
“Upon receipt of intelligence reports and launch of preliminary investigations into their alleged illegal activities, officers of the commission had stormed the suspects’ hideout at Agara area of Ibadan at the early hours of the day. But instead of allowing them in after proper introduction, one of the suspects instructed the guard to release the dog to attack the men.”
“The trick, however, failed to work. It rather tasked the detectives to display their dexterity and professionalism. They were able to dislodge the dangerous dog, carry out extensive search on the apartment and effect arrest of the suspects.”
“As if the earlier trick was not enough, out of desperation to conceal useful information that could help the commission in the investigation, one of the suspects smashed his android phone with the intention to destroy the gadget and deny access to the data therein.”
“The attempt equally failed as the operatives took possession of the broken phone. It is now with the forensic unit for proper analysis of the recovered data.”