Lekki, the fast-developing upper middle class district of Lagos Metropolis, is fast becoming the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates, better known as yahoo boys.
Naija News reports that this is based on data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the second quarter of 2021.
Between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command recorded the arrest of 402 suspects for internet-related frauds, popularly called 419.
While the Advance Fee Fraud Section was responsible for 243 arrests, the Cyber Crime Section executed 18 sting operations which resulted in 159 arrests, from which 13 convictions have so far been recorded.
Of the 159 suspects arrested by the Cyber Crime Section, 70 are from Lekki, comprising communities such as Ajah, Badore, Victoria Garden City, Sangotedo and Oniru.
Ajah accounted for 24 suspects, while Oniru and…