- The EFCC has arrested six suspected internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo-Yahoo boys, in Abuja
- The arrests were carried out on Friday, May 11, following an intelligence report on the activities of the suspected fraudsters
- Various items were recovered from the suspects, who will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded
Six suspected internet fraudsters, aka Yahoo-Yahoo boys, have been arrested in Abuja, by operatives of the advance fee fraud section of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), The Cable reports.
The development was made public by the spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwajuren, who disclosed that the suspects were picked up at one of their hideouts in the Kubwa area of the FCT.
NAIJ.com gathers that the suspects have been identified as Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee Frank, Osahon Scott, Efe Ehieorobo and Peter James.
Uwajuren said the arrests were carried out on Friday, May 11, following an intelligence report on the activities of the suspected fraudsters.
He stated: “Surveillance was carried out and the identity and location of the fraudsters who specialize in defrauding innocent citizens both within and outside the country through internet was identified.
“On arrest, some of [the] items recovered from the suspects include – one Toyota Camry 2009, 10 laptop computers, 4 ECOWAS International passports, 17 mobile phones, 2 flash drive, HP printer and Certificate of Award of Asian Professional Security Association in favour of Sun Yaje.
“Also recovered was a travelling bag and Air Peace check-in bag suggesting Abuja as its destination dated March 19, 2018 labelled with two paper clearance certificate of Custom Controlling Department, International Affairs China, No: 00548 and TDK courier service worldwide express service shipment details with track No: ME103178131."
According to the anti-graft agency, as soon as it concludes investigations, the suspects will be charged to court.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos zonal office, in the early hours of Friday, May 11, arrested over 12 suspected internet fraudsters in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.
A statement by the EFCC said its operatives stormed the popular Club 57 on Awolowo Way, Ikoyi, where the suspected ‘Yahoo-Yahoo boys’ were rounded up, following intelligence report.
While some of the suspects abandoned their exotic cars to avoid arrest, others put up resistance, thereby turning the environment into “a war-like zone of sorts.”
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