- The effort against advanced internet fraud has yielded another positive result
- No fewer than 30 suspected Yahoo boys have landed in the net of EFCC in Enugu state
- Several exotic cars, laptops, phones, and other items were recovered
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the arrest of 30 people suspected to be internet fraudsters popularly known as "Yahoo Yahoo."
Nigerian anti-graft agency made this disclosure on Friday, January 29, through its Twitter page, saying the suspected fraudsters were nabbed in Enugu state by men of its zonal office.
The alleged fraudsters who were arrested on Thursday, January 28, will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.
EFCC gave the names of the suspects as Okwesi Kizito, Onuorah Emmanuel, Promise Okpowasili, Ezeanu Ugochukwu, Ogbonna Emenike, Ibeka Nzeribe, Nike Stanley Onyekachi, Chukwubuikem, Odono Charles Chimdindu, Onyechefuna Franklin, Onyechefuna Samuel, Iluka Fernando Chike, Udemefuna Daniel, Chiedu Chike Kingsley, Ezema Ikenna and Chuka Okoye.
Others are Raphael Chidiebere, Dr Onyechiefuna Victor, Oliobi Chukwujekwu, Alozie Ikenna, Lakeru John, Chijioke Onyedika, Chikwube Nwadinobi, Eze Chukwuebuka, Nwafor Ifeanyi, Chidobelu Chidera, Ozonwu Nnamdi, Joseph Emmanuel, Chukwunonyelu Chizoba Eze and Imachukwu Ogonna.
The commission further revealed that they were nabbed following actionable intelligence on their alleged criminal activities which targeted mostly foreigners around Thinkers Corner Extension axis of state.
A number of exotic cars, mobile phones, laptops, and money were among items that were recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest.
10 students of Yahoo Yahoo academy arrested
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the EFCC on Friday, January 29, made some arrests. They arrested 10 young men who were said to be undergoing training on internet crimes in an ‘Academy’ in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The alleged criminals who are said to be between 20 and 30 were reportedly arrested at their ‘Academy’ in Bwari axis of Abuja.
3 Dubai-based suspected Yahoo boys arrested by EFCC
Similarly, the EFCC in Lagos arrested three Dubai-based suspected internet fraudsters alongside 14 others.
The disclosure was made in a statement by the anti-graft agency, which confirmed that the suspects were nabbed on Tuesday, January 26, and Wednesday 27, at different locations in the state.
According to the EFCC, the arrests were made after the agency got information about their suspected fraudulent activities in Nigeria and the diaspora.