Some suspected internet fraudsters, known as yahoo boys, on Wednesday, reportedly loosed a dog on detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in the Ibadan area of Oyo State.
The EFCC officers, upon receipt of intelligence reports and launch of preliminary investigations into the alleged illegal activities, stormed the suspects’ hideout at Agara area of the city at the early hours of the day.
But of the suspects, instead of allowing the officers in after proper introduction, instructed the house guard to release the dog to attack the men.
The trick failed after the detectives reportedly displayed their dexterity and professionalism. They were said to dislodge dog, carried out extensive search on the apartment and arrested the suspects.
One of the suspects was said to have out of desperation to conceal useful information, smashed his android phone with the intention to destroy the gadget and deny access to the information on it.
The operatives took possession of the broken phone for forensic analysis of the recovered data.
Bright Igeleke, the second-in-command to the zonal head, who led the operation, described the experience as part of the “hazards of the job”.
The Suspects arrested in the operation are Paul Afolabi, Balogun Ibrahim Adebayo, Izu Ibobo Chukwunalu, Abe Tolulope, Onifade Gidion Idowu, Komolafe Tosin and Igwe Kinsley Otuu.