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We’re yet to verify identities of suspected ‘yahoo boys’ – MAPOLY

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The authorities of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, have said that they are still surfing their portal to determine whether the seven suspected ‘yahoo boys’ arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are students of the institution or not.

The EFCC Lagos Zonal Office had reportedly arrested the suspects who were National Diploma students for alleged offences bordering on conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretences and possession of forged documents.

The suspects were- Adesina Olalekan, Makinde Noheem, Toheeb Ogunowo, Somotun Olusola, Somotun Sodiq, Tajudeen Hafeez Bolaji and Kareem Olaseni.

Speaking on behalf of the school’s authorities, the Public Relations Officer, Sulaiman Adebiyi, said the institution had received the news and painstaking work had started to verify the identities of the suspects linked to MAPOLY.

He said as soon as that had been concluded, a statement would be issued to state the position of the institution on the matter.

He said, “The news of the alleged seven students who were involved in some fraudulent activities has been brought to us.

“But since their names have been listed we have to be painstaking to ascertain through the institution’s portal system that they are our students or not.

“As soon as we confirm that they are our students or otherwise, we shall issue a statement.”

Others arrested alongside the seven suspects were Iyun Ifeoluwa, Odusanwo Ibrahim, Obanijesu Opeyemi Soneye, Azeez Olayinka, Babatunde Ajala, Ojejimi Ademola, Aderowunmi Ayomide and Oluokun Oluwaseun.

They were said to have been arrested within Abeokuta and its environs on August 17, 2017, following a petition received by the anti-graft agency about their activities.

They were said to living flamboyantly and alleged to be involved in internet scam, forgery of financial instruments and lottery scam.

Items allegedly recovered from them by EFCC operatives include laptops and forged documents.

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