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EFCC Arrests 47 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’, Recovers 6 Expensive Cars, iPhones, Laptops

They were arrested based on an intelligence report on their alleged involvement in internet fraud

Six (6) expensive cars, different brands of phones, laptop computers, still cameras and apple wrist watches were some of the items recovered from forty seven (47) suspected internet fraudsters popularly called “Yahoo Boys.”

The suspected “Yahoo Boys” were arrested by operatives of the Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday and made available to Kanyi Daily.

According to the statement, the suspects were arrested in the early hours of Thursday, August 4, 2022 in a sting operation at various locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

“They were arrested based on an intelligence report on their alleged involvement in internet fraud,” the statement reads briefly.

“Six (6) cars, different brands of phones, laptop computers, still cameras and apple wrist watches were among items recovered from the suspects.”

The statement gave the names of the suspects as Onome Omavuebe Stansley, Progress Ikechukwu, Fejiro Oyawiri, Ifeanyi Louis, Joseph Monday, Ikegwuolu Wogbuom, Chimobi Henry, Victory Erebere, Chiwendu Lucky, Jasson Ovesuor, Miracle Harrison, Favour Prosper Iheancho, Emeji Gad Chinedu, Perculia Ikechukwu, Eze Gift, Chiemela Uzodinma, Chidebere Eze, Bright Umoh, Raphael Akuru, Prince Chris, Hillary Ifeanyi Nwosu, and Destiny Ogueri.

Others are Terri Afori, Daniel Atuzie, Justice Nicholas, Victor Nnemeka, Temitope Ezekiel, Anthony Otuke, Nelson Matthew, Adolphus Iheanyi, Omosakin Akinwale, Royal Nicolas, Henry Anthony, Obi Ezekiel, Gift Kalu, Nichael Emmanuel, Chukwuemeka Emeluwe, ThankGod Emmanuel, Nicholas Chibueze, Azubueke Precious, Eze Promise, Diamond Emesin, Tejiro Napoleon, Temple Alalibo, David Christian, Idonesit Ekpo and Martin John Gospel.

It noted that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

Kanyi Daily had reported that the anti-graft agency declared Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha wanted for for laundering funds obtained through unlawful activities, false asset declaration and retention of alleged proceeds of crime.

But Mompha in his reaction, said the EFCC can not declare him wanted as he did not steal money or got involved in money laundering, calling the commission a “bitter agency.”

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