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Nigeria Police Raid ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ Academy, Arrest 5 Trainees

The Nigeria Police Command in Bauchi have raided a ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ academy, arresting five suspected internet fraudsters undergoing training in the State.

Spokesperson of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, said in a statement on Saturday in Bauchi, the State capital, that operatives of the Command acting on credible intelligence raided a hideout where the suspected cybercriminals were undergoing training in the metropolis.

“The Operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), Bauchi Command acted on a verified intelligence on 20th May 2022, burst into an apartment located at Kirfi Road, GRA, Bauchi where a training centre was established for the training of youths who want to venture into internet crime,” he said.

He listed the suspects to include Emmanuel Saleh alias Wizblaq, 22; Matthias Akronyi alias Mad Kid, 20, Patience Nuhu, 21, Bulus Haruna, 18, and Kingsley Simon, 19.

Wakil said the police had recovered four laptops, one television set, four sound systems, one power generator, seven plastic chairs, one office chair, a musical keyboard, and a fridge.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda has directed the suspects to be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

The Spokesperson quoted the CP as advising the people to be vigilant about the type of information they shared online, to assist the police in rid of cybercrimes in the state.

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