- EFCC on Tuesday arrested two owners of yahoo schools popularly known as Internet Fraud Coaching Centre (a.k.a HK) and seven suspected fraudsters in Benin
- The Benin Zonal Command of the commission arrested the yahoo school owners at their centres through intelligence information worked upon by the EFCC
- Meanwhile, the anti-graft agency disclosed that the seven others were also nabbed from the operation and some items were recovered from the suspects
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that its operatives from the Benin Zonal Command, on Tuesday, September 13, arrested two owners of yahoo schools and seven other suspected internet fraudsters in Benin City, Edo state.
Disclosing this in a terse statement made available to the press on Thursday, September 15, the anti-graft agency noted that two of the arrested suspects run Internet Fraud Coaching Centre (a.k.a HK) in Benin City, The Punch reported.
"The yahoo school owners, Osagie Ogiemwonyi and Onukwugho Favour and seven of their “students” were arrested at their centres following actionable intelligence worked upon by the Commission."
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Names of the other suspects, the students of the schools revealed
The commission named;
- Destiny Ohikwugbe,
- Chata Okoro,
- Ighodaro Omede,
- Ehigie Idemudia,
- Lawrence Daniel,
- Raymond Ogiemwonyi Oghosa and
- Henry Philip as the seven other suspects.
Items recovered from the suspects according to the Commission include a Mercedes Benz GLK, Lexus 350, phones and laptops.
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Joe Igbokwe, an ally of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has dug up what Nuru Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said about the ex-governor while he headed the antigraft agency.
According to a post by Igbokwe on Facebook, Ribadu noted that one of the states he paid close attention to while in office was Lagos.
In Igbokwe's post, Ribadu was quoted to have said that he started an investigation into allegations of financial corruption in the state while Tinubu was the governor.
EFCC releases names, details of 5 ‘Yahoo Boys’ jailed by court
Meanwhile, the EFCC has secured the conviction and sentencing of five internet fraudsters.
The fraudsters appeared before Justice N.I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court sitting in Lafia, Nasarawa state, on Tuesday, July 26.
The commission noted that they were convicted on one count charge each bordering on internet-related fraud. According to the EFCC, Okwechime fraudulently impersonated one Joseph Michael, an American soldier, to defraud one Molly of $350 (Three Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars), while Olaniyi sent electronic messages with the intent to defraud one Samuel Mayona.