The EFCC, Ibadan zonal office, has on Friday, arrested two blood brothers for extorting internet fraudsters with promises to shield them from possible arrest by the Commission.
VOA News gathered that the siblings Olatunji Joe Beyioku (35) and Oluwayomi Beyioku (37) were arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Friday, November 15, 2019, during a sting operation.
EFCC operatives had embarked on discreet investigations into the activities of the suspects when it was discovered that they are in the habit of extorting ‘Yahoo Boys’ to help them evade arrest by the EFCC.
VOA News also learnt that one of the fraudsters, Olatunji Beyioku, was installed as ‘Bashorun’ of ‘Iju-Gbalefa’ by Oba Sodeinde because of his affluence.
It was further gathered that the fraudsters ‘illegally sells land’ in Iju area despite intimidating ‘yahoo boys’, collecting money from them to the tune of N300, 000 and at times, up to N500, 000 after illegally arresting them and taking them to zone 2.