The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says operatives of its Enugu Zonal Command have arrested forty-one (41) suspected internet fraudsters, better known as “Yahoo Boys” in Awka, Anambra State.
41 Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ Land In EFCC’s Net
The suspects were nabbed on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 “following actionable intelligence on their alleged involvement in cyber crimes and other related activities.”
A statement issued on Thursday, September 1st by the Spokesman of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, said sixteen(16) of the suspects were arrested at Umuodu Tansi Road, Awka, Anambra State while the remaining 25 were arrested at Umudu Okpuno Village, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He gave the names of the suspects as: Eze Stanley Chineze, Emmanuel Chijioke Ejikeme, Chinonso Edwin Abonyi, Emmanuel Akoi Chibuike, Henry Umenyi Chukwualuka, Ayo Iteze Chidiebere, Emeka Justice, Emmanuel Ayakem, Ememuo Innocent Ifeanyi and Odinaka Udeh.
Others are: Okonkwo Stanley Chukwuma, Ezeakolam Godswill Chihurumnanya, Emmanuel Mgbakor kenechukwu, Benneth Odinaka, Ndefor Chukwudi, Ngadi Chima, Akalam Lucky Ibuchi, Akalam Michael, Justus Akalam Chunazom, Akalam Kenneth , David Monday Ebuka, Uchechukwu Kingsley Ebuka, Henry Echezona, Onyedika Chukwu, Abuchi Awa, Henry Adumaka, Chidera Chika, Malachi Asonbe, Cosmos Obidimma and Akuma Wisdom.
The rest are: Agwu Victor, Godwin Okoro, Obumneke Nwankwo, Igboanugo Charles, Ibeh Chisom, Agbafuna Ifeanyi, Chukwu Joseph, Chukwu Benard, Anson Ugochukwu, Mathew Chukwuemeka and Temple Emmanuel.
“Items recovered from them are several mobiles phones, laptops, one Lexus RX350 Sports Utility Vehicle, one Lexus ES350 car, another unregistered Lexus ES350 car and one Toyota Camry car,” the statement reads
“They will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that operatives of the EFCC had arrested the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport in Lagos State.
Oluomo was nabbed by the anti-graft operatives following a tip-off over allegations bordering on financial crimes.