The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it had uncovered another academy designated for grooming internet fraudsters.
According to the EFCC spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the Yahoo-yahoo academy is located in the Arab Contractors Area of Mpape Hills, an Abuja suburb.
Uwajaren said operatives of the EFCC discovered the training centre based on intelligence and stormed the base on Thursday, February 18, where 27 internet fraud suspects were arrested.
Everyevery.ng gathered that EFCC operatives identified the coordinator of the centre as 30-year-old Emmanuel Clement, while students arrested at the centre were mostly young school leavers, including ladies within 18 and 25 years.
Items recovered from the suspects include 30 mobile phones, a Toyota Venza car and one laptop. They are to be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police has hailed the appointment of Abdulrasheed Bawa as the Chairman-designate of the EFCC.
Assistant Inspector General Police in charge of Zone 10, Sokoto Ali Aji Janga, who stated this said he was among the pioneer 23 officers that started the EFCC in 2003.